- noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference.
- the imperfective aspect.
- a verb in this aspect.
Origin of imperfective
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- denoting an aspect of the verb in some languages, including English, used to indicate that the action is in progress without regard to its completionCompare perfective
- the imperfective aspect of a verb
- a verb in this aspect