Definición de imperfect en inglés:


Saltos de línea: im|per¦fect
Pronunciación: /ɪmˈpəːfɪkt


  • 2 Grammar (Of a tense) denoting a past action in progress but not completed at the time in question.
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    • Gee, was that an imperfect tense or an indicative?
    • By his use of the Hebrew imperfect tense, the psalmist shows his present trust in God is based on past experiences of God's presence and help.
    • In Spanish, Senora Montoya invited me into her classroom, boasting about my superior abilities to conjugate verbs in the imperfect tense the quickest in the class.
  • 3 Music (Of a cadence) ending on the dominant chord.
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    • But an imperfect cadence leaves the listener expecting resolution, which duly comes.
    • Another oft-stated rule was that a perfect 5th, unison, or octave should be approached by the nearest imperfect interval.
  • 4 Law (Of a gift, title, etc.) transferred without all the necessary conditions or requirements being met.
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    • The claimant's evidence was that the purported but imperfect gift had been made a long time previously and not (as the letter said) after receipt of Mr Blake's letter.
    • But the lessee's solicitors have been happy to be sitting there with this imperfect title for months.
    • The donor, having by then changed his mind, declines to perfect the imperfect gift in favour of the intended donee.


(the imperfect) Grammar Volver al principio  
  • The imperfect tense.



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  • The point of departure for reform is always an idea or institution that is affirmed but considered to have been imperfectly or defectively realized.
  • This was an important point because it meant that even apparently incomplete or imperfectly formed sentences could be understood by means of syntactic links.
  • These people have abandoned their own religion as so much bunk, but have enthusiastically embraced Buddhism, which they imperfectly understand.


Middle English imparfit, imperfet, from Old French imparfait, from Latin imperfectus, from in- 'not' + perfectus (see perfect). The spelling change in the 16th century was due to association with the Latin form.

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