the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
- hy·per·per·fec·tion, noun
- non·per·fec·tion, noun
- su·per·per·fec·tion, noun
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How to use perfection in a sentence
The Ising model consisted of little more than a grid of atomic arrows that could each point only up or down, yet it predicted the behaviors of real-life magnets with improbable perfection.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics | Charlie Wood | September 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
That’s why it is important to us to create a brand that doesn’t focus on perfection or unattainable beauty standards.The Gen Z founders of a boutique skincare brand tackling chronic skin conditions and stigma | Rachel King | September 13, 2020 | Fortune
With This Is Paris, the perfection of that dream may crack a little—but not entirely.Paris Hilton was the original influencer. Now a new documentary lets viewers see past the facade | ehinchliffe | September 7, 2020 | Fortune
They’re exasperating, breathtaking and raw, an opportunity for him to showcase all that makes him the closest embodiment of basketball perfection.
No one expects perfection, but the key to improving a calculation’s precision is getting further along in the infinite line of events.The Mathematical Structure of Particle Collisions Comes Into View | Charlie Wood | August 20, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
But whereas we used to be satisfied gazing on that perfection as it stood up on a pedestal, now we want it down among us.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year | Kevin Fallon | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was a reminder that, as Beyoncé once sang, “perfection is the disease of a nation,” and her family is hardly flawless.Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story | Kevin O’Keeffe | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sometimes, that intense social judgment, that expectation of saintly loving maternal perfection, can destroy a mother.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide | Jean Kim | August 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And many point to the hyper-stylized ones in Playboy magazine as models of pussy perfection, he says.
This statement is meant to clarify the story of Adam and Eve, specifying their original perfection and subsequent fall into sin.The Christian Reformed Church Still Won’t Stand Up For Science | Karl W. Giberson | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was not an exalted niche to fill in life, but at least she had learned to fill it to perfection, and her ambitions were modest.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
I did not find the Aristocracy so remarkable for physical perfection and beauty as I had been taught to expect.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
In a population of angels a socialistic commonwealth would work to perfection.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The task of deceiving the Austrians was performed to perfection by Murat with the reserve cavalry and Lannes's corps.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The reader may judge of the perfection of mechanism in this plain-looking engine from the fact that a pole, with 150 lbs.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
British Dictionary definitions for perfection
the act of perfecting or the state or quality of being perfect
the highest degree of a quality, etc: the perfection of faithfulness
an embodiment of perfection
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