Definition of the imperfect
: the form of a verb used to express an incomplete action in the past or a state that continued for a period of time in the past In “He was singing when I came in,” “was singing” is in the imperfect.
Word by Word Definitions
: not perfect: such as
: having stamens or pistils but not both
: an imperfect tense
: the verb form expressing it
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