[per-fek-tiv] /pərˈfɛk tɪv/

tending to make ; conducive to .
Grammar. noting an aspect of verbal inflection, as in Russian, that indicates completion of the action or state denoted by the verb.
noun, Grammar.
the perfective aspect.
a form in the perfective.
tending to perfect
(grammar) denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages, including English, used to express that the action or event described by the verb is or was completed: I lived in London for ten years is perfective; I have lived in London for ten years is imperfective, since the implication is that I still live in London

1590s, from Medieval Latin perfectivus, from Latin perfect-, past participle stem of perficere (see perfect (adj.)). Grammatical use is from 1844.


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