[ per-fek-shuh n ]
/ pərˈfɛk ʃən /


the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
a perfect embodiment or example of something.
a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
the act or fact of perfecting.

Origin of perfection

1175–1225; < Latin perfectiōn- (stem of perfectiō) a finishing (see perfect, -ion); replacing Middle English perfectiun, perfeccioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above


hy·per·per·fec·tion, nounnon·per·fec·tion, nounsu·per·per·fec·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for perfection

/ (pəˈfɛkʃən) /


the act of perfecting or the state or quality of being perfect
the highest degree of a quality, etcthe perfection of faithfulness
an embodiment of perfection

Word Origin for perfection

C13: from Latin perfectiō a completing, from perficere to finish
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