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per·fec·tion

 (pər-fĕk′shən)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being perfect.
2. The act or process of perfecting: Perfection of the invention took years.
3. A person or thing considered to be perfect.
4. An instance of excellence.

perfection

(pəˈfɛkʃən)
n
1. the act of perfecting or the state or quality of being perfect
2. the highest degree of a quality, etc: the perfection of faithfulness.
3. an embodiment of perfection
[C13: from Latin perfectiō a completing, from perficere to finish]

per•fec•tion

(pərˈfɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
2. the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in an art.
3. a perfect embodiment of something.
4. a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
5. the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
6. the act or fact of perfecting.
[1175–1225; Middle English perfectiun, perfeccioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin perfectiō completion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perfection - the state of being without a flaw or defectperfection - the state of being without a flaw or defect
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
dream - someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
refinement, polish, finish, cultivation, culture - a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
fare-thee-well - state of perfection; the utmost degree; "they polished the furniture to a fare-thee-well"
intactness - the state of being unimpaired
imperfection, imperfectness - the state or an instance of being imperfect
2.perfection - an ideal instanceperfection - an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
ideal - the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
gold standard - a paragon of excellence; "academic education is the gold standard against which other educational activity is pejoratively judged"
3.perfection - the act of making something perfect
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"

perfection

noun
2. the ideal, the crown, the last word, one in a million (informal), a paragon, the crème de la crème, the acme, a nonpareil, the beau idéal She seems to be perfection itself.
3. accomplishment, achieving, achievement, polishing, evolution, refining, completion, realization, fulfilment, consummation the woman credited with the perfection of this technique
4. exactness, precision, correctness, exactitude, exactness, meticulousness, preciseness the mathematical perfection of a Bach fugue
Quotations
"Perfection is the child of Time" [Bishop Joseph Hall Works]

perfection

noun
A special feature or quality that confers superiority:
Translations
إتْقان، كَمالكَمَالٌ
bezchybnostdokonalost
perfektion
täydellisyys
savršenstvo
fullkomnun
完璧
완벽
bezchybnosť
popolnost
perfektion
ความสมบูรณ์แบบ
sự hoàn thiện

perfection

[pəˈfekʃən] Nperfección f
the peak of perfectionel súmmum de la perfección
cooked to perfectioncocinado a la perfección

perfection

[pərˈfɛkʃən] n
(= quality) → perfection f
to perfection (= perfectly) [done, cooked] → à la perfection

perfection

n
Vollkommenheit f, → Perfektion f; to do something to perfectionetw perfekt tun
(= perfecting)Vervollkommnung f, → Perfektionierung f; the perfection of production methodsdie Perfektionierung der Produktionsmethoden

perfection

[pəˈfɛkʃn] nperfezione f
to perfection → a or alla perfezione

perfect

(ˈpəːfikt) adjective
1. without fault or flaw; excellent. a perfect day for a holiday; a perfect rose.
2. exact. a perfect copy.
3. very great; complete. a perfect stranger.
(pəˈfekt) verb
to make perfect. He went to France to perfect his French.
perˈfection (-ʃən) noun
the state of being perfect. Absolute perfection in a dictionary is rare.
perˈfectionist (-ʃə-) noun
a person who is only satisfied if what he is doing is perfect. She's a perfectionist – her work is perfect in every detail.
ˈperfectly adverb
1. without mistakes or flaws. She performed the dance perfectly.
2. very; completely. He was perfectly happy.

perfection

كَمَالٌ dokonalost perfektion Perfektion κρουστά perfección täydellisyys perfection savršenstvo perfezione 完璧 완벽 perfectie perfeksjon doskonałość perfeição совершенство perfektion ความสมบูรณ์แบบ mükemmellik sự hoàn thiện 尽善尽美
References in classic literature ?
This was soon done; but again, as I thus conned all those virtues which I was to expect united in one unhappy woman, the result was still unsatisfying, for I began to perceive that it was really not perfection that I was in search of.
An anchor is a forged piece of iron, admirably adapted to its end, and technical language is an instrument wrought into perfection by ages of experience, a flawless thing for its purpose.
Renan; a supreme artist, like Flaubert, has been able to isolate himself, to keep himself out of reach of the clamorous claims of others, to stand 'under the shelter of the wall,' as Plato puts it, and so to realise the perfection of what was in him, to his own incomparable gain, and to the incomparable and lasting gain of the whole world.
And that this is the truth may be seen by the countless plays that a most fertile wit of these kingdoms has written, with so much brilliancy, so much grace and gaiety, such polished versification, such choice language, such profound reflections, and in a word, so rich in eloquence and elevation of style, that he has filled the world with his fame; and yet, in consequence of his desire to suit the taste of the actors, they have not all, as some of them have, come as near perfection as they ought.
Pardon me," said I, "O Thou Whom I must no longer address as the Perfection of all Beauty; but let me beg thee to vouchsafe thy servant a sight of thine interior.
Difficulties on the theory of descent with modification -- Transitions -- Absence or rarity of transitional varieties -- Transitions in habits of life -- Diversified habits in the same species -- Species with habits widely different from those of their allies -- Organs of extreme perfection -- Means of transition -- Cases of difficulty -- Natura non facit saltum -- Organs of small importance -- Organs not in all cases absolutely perfect -- The law of Unity of Type and of the Conditions of Existence embraced by the theory of Natural Selection.
The dispositions drawn up by Weyrother for the battle of Austerlitz were a model of perfection for that kind of composition, but still they were criticized- criticized for their very perfection, for their excessive minuteness.
But there is a natural difference between a female and a slave: for nature is not like the artists who make the Delphic swords for the use of the poor, but for every particular purpose she has her separate instruments, and thus her ends are most complete, for whatsoever is employed on one subject only, brings that one to much greater perfection than when employed on many; and yet among the barbarians, a female and a slave are upon a level in the community, the reason for which is, that amongst them there are none qualified by nature to govern, therefore their society can be nothing but between slaves of different sexes.
But to make this the sole consideration of marriage, to lust after it so violently as to overlook all imperfections for its sake, or to require it so absolutely as to reject and disdain religion, virtue, and sense, which are qualities in their nature of much higher perfection, only because an elegance of person is wanting: this is surely inconsistent, either with a wise man or a good Christian.
So that he may one day become my companion, a fellow-creator and fellow- enjoyer with Zarathustra:--such a one as writeth my will on my tables, for the fuller perfection of all things.
Of these one of the very first that occurred to me was, that there is seldom so much perfection in works composed of many separate parts, upon which different hands had been employed, as in those completed by a single master.
Concessions on the part of the friends of the plan, that it has not a claim to absolute perfection, have afforded matter of no small triumph to its enemies.