imperfection

[ im-per-fek-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃən /

noun

an imperfect detail; flaw: a law full of imperfections.
the quality or condition of being imperfect.

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Origin of imperfection

1350–1400; Middle English imperfeccio(u)n<Late Latin imperfectiōn- (stem of imperfectiō) incompleteness. See im-2, perfection
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British Dictionary definitions for imperfection

imperfection
/ (ˌɪmpəˈfɛkʃən) /

noun

the condition or quality of being imperfect
a fault or defect
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