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perfect with respect to a temporal point of reference in time to come; completed with respect to a time in the future, especially when incomplete with respect to the present.
noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction with such reference.
the future perfect tense.
another verb formation or construction with future perfect meaning.
a form in the future perfect, as
He will have come.
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British Dictionary definitions for
denoting a tense of verbs describing an action that will have been performed by a certain time. In English this is formed with
plus the past participle
the future perfect tense
a verb in this tense
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