Meaning of pluperfect

plu•per•fect

Pronunciation: (pl-pûr'fikt), [key]
—adj.
    1. perfect with respect to a point of reference in past time, as had done in He had done it when I came.
    2. designating a tense or other verb formation or construction with such meaning, as Latin portāveram “I had carried.”
  1. more than perfect: He spoke the language with pluperfect precision.
—n.
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