present-perfect

present perfect

noun
1.
(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.
2.
a tense of similar construction found in certain other languages.
3.
a form in this tense.

Origin:
1570–80

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