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passé composé

[pah-sey kawn-poh-zey] /pɑ seɪ kɔ̃ poʊˈzeɪ/
noun, French.
a grammatical construction of French consisting of the present tense of an auxiliary, either avoir or être, followed by a past participle and corresponding in function to both the English present perfect and the English simple past tenses.
Origin of passé composé
literally, compound past Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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