Also impf. imperfect
(of stamps) imperforate
[im-pur-fikt] /ɪmˈpɜr fɪkt/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characterized by defects or weaknesses: imperfect vision. 2. not perfect; lacking completeness: imperfect knowledge. 3. Grammar. noting action or state still in process at some temporal point of reference, particularly in the past. 4. Law. being without legal effect or support; unenforceable. 5. Botany. (of a […]
- Imogene coca
[koh-kuh] /ˈkoʊ kə/ noun 1. Imogene, 1908–2001, U.S. comic actress. /ˈkəʊkə/ noun 1. either of two shrubs, Erythroxylon coca or E. truxiuense, native to the Andes: family Erythroxylaceae 2. the dried leaves of these shrubs and related plants, which contain cocaine and are chewed by the peoples of the Andes for their stimulating effects n. […]
noun 1. See under (def 2). [kuh n-trish-uh n] /kənˈtrɪʃ ən/ noun 1. sincere penitence or remorse. 2. Theology. sorrow for and detestation of sin with a true purpose of amendment, arising from a love of God for His own perfections (perfect contrition) or from some inferior motive, as fear of divine punishment (imperfect contrition) […]
- Imperfect flower
imperfect flower (ĭm-pûr’fĭkt) A flower that lacks either stamens or carpels. Compare perfect flower. See also incomplete flower.