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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·fect /ˈpɝfɪkt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·fect a.
 1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.
    My strength is made perfect in weakness.   --2 Cor. xii. 9.
    Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun.   --Shak.
    I fear I am not in my perfect mind.   --Shak.
    O most entire perfect sacrifice!   --Keble.
    God made thee perfect, not immutable.   --Milton.
 2. Well informed; certain; sure.
    I am perfect that the Pannonians are now in arms.   --Shak.
 3. Bot. Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of a flower.
 Perfect cadence Mus., a complete and satisfactory close in the harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.
 Perfect chord Mus., a concord or union of sounds which is perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a common chord in its original position of keynote, third, fifth, and octave.
 Perfect number Arith., a number equal to the sum of all its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors, are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See Abundant number, under Abundant. --Brande & C.
 Perfect tense Gram., a tense which expresses an act or state completed; also called the perfective tense.
 Syn: -- Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless; blameless; unblemished.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·fect n. The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·fect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perfected; p. pr. & vb. n. Perfecting.]  To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.
    God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us.   --1 John iv. 12.
    Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, . . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct species.   --Locke.
 Perfecting press Print., a press in which the printing on both sides of the paper is completed in one passage through the machine.
 Syn: -- To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a
             perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect
             happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen";
             "a perfect day" [ant: imperfect]
      2: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
         intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
         consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
         negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a
         sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing
         villain"; "utter nonsense" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a),
          consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a),
          perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a),
          thoroughgoing(a), utter(a)]
      3: precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing"
      n : a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been
          completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect) [syn:
           perfective, perfective tense, perfect tense]
      v : make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
          [syn: hone]