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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.
formal the state or quality of being perfective