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perfection

[per-fek-shuh n] /pərˈfɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
2.
the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
3.
a perfect embodiment or example of something.
4.
a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
5.
the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
6.
the act or fact of perfecting.
Origin of perfection
1175-1225
1175-1225; < Latin perfectiōn- (stem of perfectiō) a finishing (see perfect, -ion); replacing Middle English perfectiun, perfeccioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above
Related forms
hyperperfection, noun
nonperfection, noun
superperfection, noun
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perfection

/pəˈfɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of perfecting or the state or quality of being perfect
2.
the highest degree of a quality, etc: the perfection of faithfulness
3.
an embodiment of perfection
Word Origin
C13: from Latin perfectiō a completing, from perficere to finish
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Word Origin and History for perfection
n.

early 13c., from Old French perfection "perfection, completeness" (12c.), from Latin perfectionem (nominative perfectio) "a finishing, compling, perfection," noun of action from past participle stem of perficere (see perfect (adj.)).

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