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perfect US English

Having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be

perfect US Thesaurus

she strove to be the perfect wife

perfect New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

tense denoting a completed past action

perfect gas US English

Another term for ideal gas.

inch-perfect US English

(Of a move or shot in sports) perfectly judged; extremely accurate

note-perfect US English

(Of music) performed with technical perfection

past perfect US English

(Of a tense) denoting an action completed prior to some past point of time specified or implied, formed in English by had and the past participle, as in he had gone by then

perfect crime US English

A crime so ingeniously contrived and carefully executed that it cannot be detected or solved

perfect game US English

A game in which all the batters from one team are retired in order, with no one reaching base

perfect pitch US English

The ability to recognize the pitch of a note or to produce any given note; a sense of absolute pitch

perfect rhyme US English

The rhyme exemplified by homonyms, such as bear/bare or wear/where

perfect storm US English

A particularly violent storm arising from a rare combination of adverse meteorological factors

pitch-perfect US English

Exactly right in tone, mood, or pitch

word-perfect US English

Another term for letter-perfect.

future perfect US English

A tense of verbs expressing expected completion in the future, in English exemplified by will have done

letter-perfect US English

(Of an actor or speaker) knowing by heart the words for one’s part or speech

perfect binding US English

A form of bookbinding in which the leaves are bound by gluing, after the back folds have been cut off, rather than by sewing

perfect cadence US English

A cadence in which the chord of the dominant immediately precedes that of the tonic

perfect market US English

A theoretical market in which buyers and sellers are so numerous and well informed that monopoly is absent and market prices cannot be manipulated

perfect square US English

The product of a rational number multiplied by itself

picture-perfect US English

Lacking in defects or flaws; ideal

perfect binding New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

bookbinding in which the leaves are glued together after the back folds have been cut off

perfect competition US English

The situation prevailing in a market in which buyers and sellers are so numerous and well informed that all elements of monopoly are absent and the market price of a commodity is beyond the control of individual buyers and sellers

practice makes perfect US English

Used to convey that regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it, especially when encouraging someone to persist in it


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