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Meaning of perfective

per•fec•tive

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.
—n.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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