Associations to the word «Perfect»


PERFECT, adjective. Fitting its definition precisely.
PERFECT, adjective. Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.
PERFECT, adjective. Without fault or mistake; thoroughly skilled or talented.
PERFECT, adjective. Excellent and delightful in all respects.
PERFECT, adjective. (grammar) (of a tense or verb form) Representing a completed action.
PERFECT, adjective. (biology) Sexually mature and fully differentiated.
PERFECT, adjective. (botany) Of flowers, having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.
PERFECT, adjective. (analysis) Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.
PERFECT, adjective. (music) Describing an interval or any compound interval of a unison, octave, or fourths and fifths that are not tritones.
PERFECT, adjective. (of a cocktail) Made with equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.
PERFECT, adjective. (obsolete) Well informed; certain; sure.
PERFECT, noun. (grammar) The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
PERFECT, verb. (transitive) To make perfect; to improve or hone.
PERFECT, verb. (legal) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.
PERFECT CRIME, noun. (colloquial) A crime that is undetected, unattributed to a perpetrator, or otherwise unsolved.
PERFECT CRIMES, noun. Plural of perfect crime
PERFECT FIFTH, noun. (music) an interval equal to that of between the second and third harmonics of the harmonic series; in equal temperament, an interval of seven semitones spanning five degrees of the diatonic scale. It is enharmonically equivalent to a diminished sixth.
PERFECT FIFTHS, noun. Plural of perfect fifth
PERFECT FOURTH, noun. A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of five semitones and spanning four degrees of the diatonic scale. It is enharmonically equivalent to an augmented third.
PERFECT FOURTHS, noun. Plural of perfect fourth
PERFECT GAME, noun. (baseball) A game in which every batter on one team is retired without reaching base.
PERFECT GAMES, noun. Plural of perfect game
PERFECT GOLD STANDARD TEST, noun. (computing) A test that measures the value of a binary variable without error.
PERFECT GOLD STANDARD TESTS, noun. Plural of perfect gold standard test
PERFECT INTERVAL, noun. (music) an interval that is either a unison, fourth, fifth, or an octave
PERFECT INTERVALS, noun. Plural of perfect interval
PERFECT METAL, noun. (chemistry) (obsolete) Any metal, such as gold or silver, not readily oxidized by heat and air.
PERFECT METALS, noun. Plural of perfect metal
PERFECT NUMBER, noun. (number theory) A number that is the sum of all of its divisors except itself.
PERFECT NUMBERS, noun. Plural of perfect number
PERFECT OCTAVE, noun. (music) A musical interval of the Western twelve-semitone system consisting of twelve semitones and spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale. It is enharmonically equivalent to an augmented seventh and is commonly referred to as an octave.
PERFECT OCTAVES, noun. Plural of perfect octave
PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLE, noun. A part of speech present in some languages (e.g. Latin) but absent in English, that is a verb describing something that happened to a noun, in the past tense.
PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLES, noun. Plural of perfect passive participle
PERFECT PITCH, noun. (music) The ability to identify a note by name, on hearing it and without the benefit of a reference note.
PERFECT PITCH, noun. (less common) The exact pitch of a note described by its frequency in vibrations per second.
PERFECT RHYME, noun. A (form of) rhyme in which the vowels and final (coda) consonants of stressed syllables (and, in modern English poetry, any following syllables to the end of the words) are identical in sound. (Contrast with half rhyme.)
PERFECT SET, noun. (analysis) A set which is equal to its set of limit points. That is, a set A is perfect if \( A' = A \).
PERFECT STORM, noun. (meteorology) (informal) A powerful hurricane or other major weather disturbance, especially as produced by a combination of meteorological conditions.
PERFECT STORM, noun. (figuratively) (by extension) A situation where a calamity is caused by the convergence and amplifying interaction of a number of factors.
PERFECT STORMS, noun. Plural of perfect storm
PERFECT SYSTEM, noun. In Latin, the three perfect tenses: perfect, future perfect, and pluperfect or past perfect, as contrasted with the present system: present, future, and imperfect. A verb in the perfect system indicates an action that has completed.
PERFECT TENSE, noun. A verb form indicating that an action or state has been completed at the present time, in the past, or will be completed in the future.
PERFECT TENSES, noun. Plural of perfect tense
PERFECT UNISON, noun. (music) an interval that has no difference between two notes
PERFECT UNISONS, noun. Plural of perfect unison

Dictionary definition

PERFECT, noun. A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect).
PERFECT, verb. Make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!".
PERFECT, adjective. Being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day".
PERFECT, adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth".
PERFECT, adjective. Precisely accurate or exact; "perfect timing".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza