perfective: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pur-fek'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. tending to make perfect; conducive to perfection.
  2. noting an aspect of verbal inflection, as in Russian, that indicates completion of the action or state denoted by the verb.
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