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Meaning of PLUPERFECT

Pronunciation:  ploo'purfikt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past; "`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"
  2. [adj]  more than perfect; "he spoke with pluperfect precision"
  3. [adj]  (linguistics) of or relating to the pat perfect tense of verbs; "pluperfect endings"
 

PLUPERFECT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: past perfect, past perfect tense, perfect, pluferfect tense
 
 See Also: perfect, perfect tense, perfective, perfective tense

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plu"per`fect\, a. [L. plus more + perfectus perfect;
cf. F. plus-que-parfait, L. plusquamperfectum.]
More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of the tense which
denotes that an action or event was completed at or before
the time of another past action or event. -- n. The
pluperfect tense; also, a verb in the pluperfect tense.

 

 

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