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imperfective

[im-per-fek-tiv] /ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference.
noun
2.
the imperfective aspect.
3.
a verb in this aspect.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; imperfect + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for imperfective

imperfective

/ˌɪmpəˈfɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
denoting an aspect of the verb in some languages, including English, used to indicate that the action is in progress without regard to its completion Compare perfective
noun
2.
  1. the imperfective aspect of a verb
  2. a verb in this aspect
Derived Forms
imperfectively, adverb
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