perfective

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perfective

  1. (grammar) Of, or relative to, the perfect tense or perfective aspect.
    Antonym: imperfective
  2. (obsolete) Tending to make perfect, or to bring to perfection.
    • a. 1662 (date written), Thomas Fuller, The History of the Worthies of England, London: [] J[ohn] G[rismond,] W[illiam] L[eybourne] and W[illiam] G[odbid], published 1662, OCLC 418859860:
      a perfective alteration
    • 1701, John Ray, “Of Bodies Endued with a Sensitive Soul, or Animals”, in The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of the Creation, [], 3rd edition, London: [] Sam[uel] Smith, and Benj[amin] Walford, [], OCLC 1103011139, part I, page 191:
      It is not likely that Eternal Life ſhall be a torpid and unactive ſtate, or that it ſhall conſiſt only in an uninterrupted and endleſs Act of Love; the other Faculties ſhall be employed as well as the Will, in Actions ſuitable to, and perfective of their Natures; []

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perfective (plural perfectives)

  1. (grammar) a perfective verb form

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perfective

  1. feminine singular of perfectif