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Pronunciation:  pur'fekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something perfect
  2. [n]  an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
  3. [n]  the state of being without a flaw or defect

PERFECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: beau ideal, flawlessness, idol, ne plus ultra, paragon
 Antonyms: imperfection, imperfectness
 See Also: cultivation, culture, dream, fare-thee-well, finish, ideal, improvement, intactness, polish, refinement, state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per*fec"tion\, n. [F. perfection, L. perfectio.]
    1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that
       nothing requisite is wanting; entire development;
       consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the
       highest attainable state or degree of excellence;
       maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a
       system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in
    2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent;
       an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute
       of complete excellence. --Shak.
             What tongue can her perfections tell? --Sir P.
    {To perfection}, in the highest degree of excellence;
       perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.
  2. \Per*fec"tion\, v. t.
    To perfect. [Obs.] --Foote.
Easton Bible Dictionary


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