future perfect

future perfect

noun Grammar.
1.
perfect with respect to a temporal point of reference in time to come; completed with respect to a time in the future, especially when incomplete with respect to the present.
2.
noting or pertaining to a tense or other verb formation or construction with such reference.
3.
the future perfect tense.
4.
another verb formation or construction with future perfect meaning.
5.
a form in the future perfect, as He will have come.

Origin:
1895–1900

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future perfect
 
adj
1.  denoting a tense of verbs describing an action that will have been performed by a certain time. In English this is formed with will have or shall have plus the past participle
 
n
2.  a.  the future perfect tense
 b.  a verb in this tense

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