perfective

adjective per·fec·tive \ pər-ˈfek-tiv also ˈpər-fik- \

Definition of perfective

1 archaic
a : tending to make perfect
b : becoming better
2 : expressing action as complete or as implying the notion of completion, conclusion, or result
  • perfective verb

perfective

noun

perfectively

adverb

perfectiveness

noun

perfectivity

play \pər-ˌfek-ˈti-və-tē also ˌpər-fik-\ noun

First Known Use of perfective

1590

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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