perfective

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

Definition of perfective

  1. 1 archaic a :  tending to make perfectb :  becoming better

  2. 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

1590

First Known Use of perfective

1590

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