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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 ?
Now Aunt March possessed in perfection the art of rousing the spirit of opposition in the gentlest people, and enjoyed doing it.
But four parts are altogether necessary to the perfection of melody.
There were also a few species of antique and hereditary flowers, in no very flourishing condition, but scrupulously weeded; as if some person, either out of love or curiosity, had been anxious to bring them to such perfection as they were capable of attaining.
The original and more potent causes, however, lay in the rare perfection of his animal nature, the moderate proportion of intellect, and the very trifling admixture of moral and spiritual ingredients; these latter qualities, indeed, being in barely enough measure to keep the old gentleman from walking on all-fours.
I figure, finally, that the white curtain draping, in the fashion of those days, the head of Flora's little bed, shrouded, as I had assured myself long before, the perfection of childish rest.
The trader had arrived at that stage of Christian and political perfection which has been recommended by some preachers and politicians of the north, lately, in which he had completely overcome every humane weakness and prejudice.
Humboldt came to America to realize his youthful dreams of a tropical vegetation, and he beheld it in its greatest perfection in the primitive forests of the Amazon, the most gigantic wilderness on the earth, which he has so eloquently described.
And as for the uniforms of the soldiers, they were newness and brightness carried to perfection.
She sent out the sort of wholehearted peal of laughter which God had vouchsafed in its perfection to none but the happy angels in heaven and the bruised and broken black slave on the earth, and said:
Marianne began now to perceive that the desperation which had seized her at sixteen and a half, of ever seeing a man who could satisfy her ideas of perfection, had been rash and unjustifiable.
You are not to suppose that I desired perfection, either of mind or person.
She found herself in the presence of a lady of mild, ingratiating manners, whose dress was the perfection of neatness, taste, and matronly simplicity, whose personal appearance was little less than a triumph of physical resistance to the deteriorating influence of time.