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1. Not perfect.
2. Grammar Of or being the tense of a verb that shows, usually in the past, an action or a condition as incomplete, continuous, or coincident with another action.
3. Botany Having either stamens or a pistil only. Used of a flower.
4. Not reproducing sexually. Used of fungi.
5. Law Potentially unenforceable; limited or defective: an imperfect right of self defense.
1. A piece of merchandise having a minor flaw that does not impair its use, usually sold at a discount.
a. The imperfect tense.
b. A verb in the imperfect tense.
[Middle English imparfit, from Old French imparfait, from Latin imperfectus : in-, not; see in-1 + perfectus, perfect; see perfect.]
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|Noun||1.||imperfectness - the state or an instance of being imperfect|
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"
flaw - an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness
defect - an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
flaw, fault, defect - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
wart - an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
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