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1. Tending toward perfection.
2. Grammar Of, related to, or being the aspect that expresses the completion or the result of the action denoted by the verb.
1. The perfective aspect.
2. A perfective verb form.
3. A verb having a perfective form.
per·fec′tive·ness, per′fec·tiv′i·ty (pûr′fĕk-tĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
1. tending to perfect
2. (Grammar) grammar denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages, including English, used to express that the action or event described by the verb is or was completed: I lived in London for ten years is perfective; I have lived in London for ten years is imperfective, since the implication is that I still live in London
1. tending to make perfect; conducive to perfection.
2. of or designating an aspect of verbal inflection, as in Russian, that indicates completion of the action or state denoted by the verb.n.
3. the perfective aspect.
4. a form in this aspect.
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|Noun||1.||perfective - 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"
|2.||perfective - the aspect of a verb that expresses a completed action|
aspect - the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb