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Definitions of imperfect

  1. To make imperfect. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect tense. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In grammar, the form of the verb denoting incomplete action. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The imperfect tense. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Imperfectness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Imperfectly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Not perfect; not complete in all its parts; wanting a part; deective; deficient. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Wanting in some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Not fulfilling its design; not realizing an ideal; not conformed to a standard or rule; not satisfying the taste or conscience; esthetically or morally defective. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Wanting in completeness, correctness, or excellence; wanting in some organ necessary to usual activity; incomplete; indicating that tense in grammar which expresses past action as uncompleted or continuous at the time denoted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Incomplete: defective: not fulfilling its design: liable to err. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. IMPERFECTNESS, IMPERFECTION. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Not perfect; defective. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Not perfect; incomplete; defective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Indicating past action. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Not perfect or complete; defective; subject to defect; liable to err; wanting either stamens or pistils; incomplete. The imperfect tense denotes an action in time past, then present, but not finished. Imperfect number, one which is not equal to the sum of its aliquot parts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Not completed or finished; defective; in gram., applied to the tense of a verb expressing unfinished action, or time not yet complete, as I was eating. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for imperfect

  1. It is imperfect but the general sense is clear. – Anglo-Saxon Literature by John Earle
  2. It was a work of no small difficulty owing to the imperfect light. – The Care of Books by John Willis Clark
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