Imperfective



[im-per-fek-tiv] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tɪv/ Grammar

adjective
1.
noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference.
noun
2.
the imperfective aspect.
3.
a verb in this aspect.
/ˌɪmpəˈfɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
denoting an aspect of the verb in some languages, including English, used to indicate that the action is in progress without regard to its completion Compare perfective
noun
2.

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