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perfect British & World English

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

perfect English Thesaurus

she strove to be the perfect wife

perfect gas British & World English

Another term for ideal gas.

inch-perfect British & World English

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

note-perfect British & World English

(Of music) performed with technical perfection

past perfect British & World English

Another term for pluperfect.

perfect crime British & World English

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

perfect game British & World English

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

perfect pitch British & World English

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

perfect rhyme British & World English

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

perfect storm British & World English

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

pitch-perfect British & World English

Exactly right in tone, mood, or pitch

word-perfect British & World English

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

future perfect British & World English

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

letter-perfect British & World English

North American term for word-perfect.

perfect binding British & World English

A form of bookbinding in which the leaves are bound by gluing rather than sewing

perfect cadence British & World English

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

perfect market British & World 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 British & World English

Another term for square number.

picture-perfect British & World English

Completely lacking in defects or flaws; ideal

perfect competition British & World 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 British & World English

Regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it

fifth British & World English

An interval spanning five consecutive notes in a diatonic scale, in particular also perfect fifth an interval of three tones and a semitone (e.g. C to G)

fourth British & World English

An interval spanning four consecutive notes in a diatonic scale, in particular also perfect fourth an interval of two tones and a semitone (e.g. C to F)

letter-perfect in word-perfect British & World English

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

practice makes perfect in practice British & World English

Regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it

past perfect in perfect British & World English

(Of a tense) denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action which began in the past. The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle, as in they have eaten and they have been eating (present perfect), they had eaten (past perfect), and they will have eaten (future perfect)

present perfect in perfect British & World English

(Of a tense) denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action which began in the past. The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle, as in they have eaten and they have been eating (present perfect), they had eaten (past perfect), and they will have eaten (future perfect)

future perfect in perfect British & World English

(Of a tense) denoting a completed action or a state or habitual action which began in the past. The perfect tense is formed in English with have or has and the past participle, as in they have eaten and they have been eating (present perfect), they had eaten (past perfect), and they will have eaten (future perfect)