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past participle

noun, Grammar.
1.
a participle with past, perfect, or passive meaning, as fallen, sung, defeated; perfect participle: used in English and other languages in forming the present perfect, pluperfect, and passive and as an adjective.
Origin of past participle
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800
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British Dictionary definitions for past participle

past participle

noun
1.
a participial form of verbs used to modify a noun that is logically the object of a verb, also used in certain compound tenses and passive forms of the verb in English and other languages
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