present perfect

(in English) the tense form consisting of the present tense of have with a past participle and noting that the action of the verb was completed prior to the present, as I have finished.
a tense of similar construction found in certain other languages.
a form in this tense.

1570–80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
Even the present perfect and past perfect seem to be instinctively avoided.
In either case, they present perfect opportunities for coaching and relationship-building.
Employers are permitted to present perfect attendance awards.
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