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per·fect·i·ble

 (pər-fĕk′tə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of becoming perfect or being made perfect: perfectible prose.

per·fect′i·bil′i·ty n.

perfectible

(pəˈfɛktəbəl)
adj
capable of becoming or being made perfect
perˌfectiˈbility n

per•fect•i•ble

(pərˈfɛk tə bəl)

adj.
capable of becoming or of being made perfect; improvable.
[1625–35; < French < Medieval Latin perfectibilis. See perfect, -ible]
per•fect`i•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perfectible - capable of becoming or being made perfect
perfect - 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"
Translations

perfectible

[pəˈfektəbl] ADJperfectible

perfectible

adjvervollkommnungsfähig; technique, technology, processperfektionierbar

perfectible

[pəˈfɛktɪbl] adjperfettibile
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La performance demeure perfectible au regard des atouts insuffisamment exploites.
On revient de loin; mais il ne faut pas baisser de garde, le systeme est infiniment perfectible et il y a tant a faire dans ce sens.
Man is perfectible, but only if he submits to the expert assistance of the state, using the edicts laid down by the Emperor of Ideology.
Although time-consuming and certainly perfectible, implementation of strict control measures to limit CPB and GRE spread (6,7) seems justified, a conclusion supported by the occurrence, since November 2010, of just 1 cross-transmission-linked CPB outbreak in an ICU at HEGP (after urgent intervention for cardiac arrest).
Better yet, it is both a workable solution and a working solution--a decidedly imperfect but reasonably perfectible complement to our rights-based scheme.
But, alas, all is not yet perfect in this infinitely perfectible universe: There are other ways to skin Schrodinger's cat.
When I let myself simply sit with discomfort or sadness or anxiety or restlessness or grief or guilt or itchiness, instead of constantly fidgeting and tinkering under the delusion that my life is somehow perfectible, I'm not just practicing mindfulness.
As a conclusion of the presented annex, it clearly appears the fact that the instruction of the Yugoslavian army during a year is well done for the soldiers, but can be perfectible as regarding the training of the officers and in execution and, "with all the continuous effort of the officers, it still has an appreciable step to take, in order to be enlisted together with the modern Armies" (28).
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Malthus's theory of desire, of sex-passion, emerges in part in response to Godwin's speculations in Political Justice (1793), in particular Godwin's proposal that man's desire would atrophy as he marched into his perfectible future.
20] values is, no doubt perfectible, but the chosen relationship and the corresponding parameter values are just aimed to indicate the trends of variation of [T.
Frente a este sentido de corrupcion y desintegracion del mundo, los labradores sostienen por el contrario un mundo perfectible mediante el amor y la virtud.