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EtymologyEdit

From Latin plus (more) +‎ perfectus (perfect).

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pluperfect tense (plural pluperfect tenses)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) Tense of a verb used when referring to something that happened before a past setting or the imperfect; formed in English by adding had before the past participle of a verb, or by adding had been before the present participle of the verb..

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