Imperfection



[im-per-fek-shuh n] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃən/

noun
1.
an detail; flaw:
a law full of imperfections.
2.
the quality or condition of being .
/ˌɪmpəˈfɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the condition or quality of being imperfect
2.
a fault or defect
n.

late 14c., from Old French imperfeccion (12c.) and directly from Late Latin imperfectionem (nominative imperfectio), from imperfectus (see imperfect).

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