• (America) IPA: /pɚˈfɛkʃən/


  1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing substandard remains; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence
    We seek complete perfection.
    The system runs to perfection.
    to imitate a model to perfection
  2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal; faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.
    What tongue can her perfections tell?
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perfection (perfections, present participle perfectioning; past and past participle perfectioned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To perfect.
    Sooner I'd kneel unto the modern nine / Alike perfectioned, though a virgin's name / They cannot boast […]

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