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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
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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.
(2) These forms are traditionally called "unstressed" aoristic forms of the auxiliary to be (Baric et al.
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