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a·o·ris·tic

 (ā′ə-rĭs′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of or being the verbal aspect that expresses a momentary or completed action, especially in past time.
2. Of or being the perfective aspect.

a′o·ris′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.aoristic - of or relating to the aorist tense
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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The most common association is that of the present with the present and that of simple tenses used with an aoristic value.
The "aoristic drift" whereby the Compound Past of many Romance and other languages takes over the aorist function from the Simple Past (20) had not progressed very far by 1600 in comparison with what happened subsequently.
(2) These forms are traditionally called "unstressed" aoristic forms of the auxiliary to be (Baric et al.
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