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Main Entry: 1per·fect
Pronunciation: primarystresspschwar-fikt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English perfit "complete, thoroughly or accurately done," from early French parfit (same meaning), from Latin perfectus "complete, perfect," derived from perficere "to carry out, complete," from per- "completely" and -ficere, from facere "to make, do" --related to ARTIFICIAL, FASHION, SATISFY
1 a : being entirely without fault or defect : FLAWLESS b : meeting all requirements : ACCURATE, EXACT <a perfect circle> <a perfect copy> c : PURE 3, total <perfect stillness> d : 1COMPLETE 1, whole
2 : of an extreme kind <a perfect fool>
3 : of, relating to, or being a verb form in the perfect tense
4 : having both stamens and pistil <a perfect flower>
- per·fect·ness /-fik(t)-nschwas/ noun

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