perfect tense

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Noun1.Perfect tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)perfect tense - a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
present perfect, present perfect tense - a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present; "`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"
past perfect, past perfect tense, pluperfect, pluperfect tense - a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past; "`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"
future perfect, future perfect tense - a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future; "`I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect"
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Stanford's mechanical engineers, after working with almost a million samples of aerodinamic force, identified the perfect aspect ratio that makes this tiny bird so successful at flying.
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The perfect aspect in Bhujel has a strong but not absolute similarity with past-perfective aspect.