imperfection

[im-per-fek-shuh n]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. imperfect contrition,
  2. imperfect flower,
  3. imperfect fungus,
  4. imperfect stage,
  5. imperfectible,
  6. imperfective,
  7. imperforate,
  8. imperforate anus,
  9. imperforation,
  10. imperia

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

noun

the condition or quality of being imperfect
a fault or defect
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Word Origin and History for imperfection

imperfection

n.

late 14c., from Old French imperfeccion (12c.) and directly from Late Latin imperfectionem (nominative imperfectio), from imperfectus (see imperfect).

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