pluperfect

[ploo-pur-fikt]
adjective
1.
Grammar.
a.
perfect with respect to a point of reference in past time, as had done in He had done it when I came.
b.
designating a tense or other verb formation or construction with such meaning, as Latin portāveram “I had carried.”
2.
more than perfect: He spoke the language with pluperfect precision.
noun Grammar.
3.
a.
the pluperfect tense, or other verb formation or construction with such meaning.
b.
a form in the pluperfect.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin plū(s quam) perfectum (more than) perfect, translation of Greek hypersyntelikós

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pluperfect (pluːˈpɜːfɪkt)
 
adj, —n
grammar another term for past perfect
 
[C16: from the Latin phrase plūs quam perfectum more than perfect]

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pluperfect
1530, shortened from L. (tempus praeteritum) plus (quam) perfectum "(past tense) more (than) perfect." Translates Gk. khronos hypersyntelikos. See plus and perfect.
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Example sentences for pluperfect
Three grammatical aspects are distinguishable neutral, perfect and pluperfect.
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