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Meaning of imperfective

im•per•fec•tive

Pronunciation: (im"pur-fek'tiv), [key]
— Gram. Gram.
—adj.
  1. noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference.
—n.
  1. the imperfective aspect.
  2. a verb in this aspect.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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