the perfective aspect.
a form in the perfective.
- per·fec·tive·ly, adverb
- per·fec·tive·ness, per·fec·tiv·i·ty [pur-fek-tiv-i-tee], /ˌpɜr fɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, noun
- un·per·fec·tive, adjective
- un·per·fec·tive·ly, adverb
- un·per·fec·tive·ness, noun
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How to use perfective in a sentence
The perfective part, said Proclus, precedes initiation, as initiation precedes inspection.The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites | Dudley Wright
The Vocabulario has snuru and sannuru as the ombin form of the attributive perfective sarinuru.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language | Diego Collado
Created existences are not included in this act, and the knowledge of them is not perfective of the being of God.
So then passive good is, as was said, either conservative or perfective.The Advancement of Learning | Francis Bacon
British Dictionary definitions for perfective
tending to perfect
grammar denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages, including English, used to express that the action or event described by the verb is or was completed: I lived in London for ten years is perfective; I have lived in London for ten years is imperfective, since the implication is that I still live in London
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