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imperfect

im·per·fect

imperfect

 
pronunciation:
ihm puhr fihkt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not perfect or complete; having defects or shortcomings.
an imperfect machine partimperfect understanding
antonyms:
flawless, immaculate, impeccable, perfect
similar words:
defective, faulty, ragged, rough
definition 2: in grammar, of or denoting a tense that indicates an uncompleted or ongoing action or state; progressive.
similar words:
progressive
definition 3: in law, not valid or enforceable.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an item of goods that contains a defect but still is considered usable and is offered for sale usu. at a lower price.
This clothing store sells imperfects.
definition 2: the imperfect tense, or a verb or verb form in this tense or with a similar meaning; progressive.
derivations: imperfectly (adv.), imperfectness (n.)
Word Parts
The word imperfect contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.