imperfect

  • 1 Imperfect — Im*per fect, a. [L. imperfectus: pref. im not + perfectus perfect: cf. F imparfait, whence OE. imparfit. See {Perfect}.] 1. Not perfect; not complete in all its parts; wanting a part; deective; deficient. [1913 Webster] Something he left… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 imperfect — IMPERFÉCT, Ă, imperfecţi, te, adj. (Adesea adverbial) Lipsit de perfecţiune; cu defecte, cu lipsuri. ♢ Timp imperfect (şi substantivat, n.) = timp verbal care aparţine modului indicativ şi care exprimă o acţiune din trecut, neterminată în… …

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  • 3 imperfect — im·per·fect adj: not perfect or complete: as a: not enforceable: enforceable only under certain conditions an imperfect obligation b: lacking an element otherwise required by law compare perfect Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam …

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  • 4 imperfect — im‧per‧fect [ɪmˈpɜːfɪkt ǁ ɜːr ] adjective 1. MANUFACTURING imperfect goods, products etc have not been made completely correctly: • Years ago, manufacturers used shopping malls to unload imperfect goods. 2. ECONOMICS used to describe markets or… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Imperfect — Im*per fect ([i^]m*p[ e]r f[e^]kt), n. (Gram.) The imperfect tense; or the form of a verb denoting the imperfect tense. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 imperfect — [im pʉr′fikt] adj. [ME inperfit < OFr imparfit < L imperfectus: see IN 2 & PERFECT] 1. not finished or complete; lacking in something 2. not perfect; having a defect, fault, or error 3. Gram. in certain inflected languages, designating or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Imperfect — Im*per fect, v. t. To make imperfect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 imperfect us — index defective, executory, imperfect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 imperfect — англ. [импэ/фикт] imperfetto ит. [импэрфэ/тто] несовершенный (каданс) …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 10 imperfect — (adj.) mid 14c., imperfite, from O.Fr. imparfait, from L. imperfectus unfinished, incomplete, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + perfectus (see PERFECT (Cf. perfect)). Replaced mid 16c. by the Latin form.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 imperfect — [adj] flawed amiss, below par, bottom of barrel*, broken, damaged, defective, deficient, disfigured, dud*, faulty, few bugs*, garbage*, immature, impaired, incomplete, inexact, injured, junk*, lemon*, limited, low, marred, minus, partial, patchy …

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  • 12 imperfect — ► ADJECTIVE 1) faulty or incomplete. 2) Grammar (of a tense) denoting a past action in progress but not completed at the time in question. DERIVATIVES imperfection noun imperfectly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 imperfect — im|per|fect1 [ ım pɜrfıkt ] adjective 1. ) something that is imperfect has some faults or other bad qualities: the imperfect world in which we live 2. ) LINGUISTICS an imperfect form of a verb describes an action in the past that is continuous,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 imperfect — [[t]ɪmpɜ͟ː(r)fɪkt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is imperfect has faults and is not exactly as you would like it to be. [FORMAL] We live in an imperfect world... They have a huge selection of perfect, slightly imperfect and discontinued… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 imperfect — As used in various legal compound terms, this word means defective or incomplete; wanting in some legal or formal requisite; wanting in legal sanction or effectiveness; as in speaking of imperfect obligations, imperfect ownership, imperfect… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 imperfect — As used in various legal compound terms, this word means defective or incomplete; wanting in some legal or formal requisite; wanting in legal sanction or effectiveness; as in speaking of imperfect obligations, imperfect ownership, imperfect… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 imperfect — imperfectly, adv. imperfectness, n. /im perr fikt/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by defects or weaknesses: imperfect vision. 2. not perfect; lacking completeness: imperfect knowledge. 3. Gram. noting action or state still in… …

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  • 18 imperfect — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ▪ Our understanding of cancer remains imperfect. ADVERB ▪ highly, very ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 imperfect — im|per|fect1 [ımˈpə:fıkt US ə:r ] adj not completely correct or perfect = ↑flawed ▪ the imperfect world we live in ▪ I got it cheap because it s slightly imperfect. >imperfectly adv >imperfection [ˌımpəˈfekʃən US pər ] n [U and C] imperfect …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 imperfect — im•per•fect [[t]ɪmˈpɜr fɪkt[/t]] adj. 1) of, pertaining to, or characterized by defects or weaknesses: imperfect vision[/ex] 2) lacking completeness: imperfect knowledge[/ex] 3) gram. of or designating a verb tense or form typically indicating a… …

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