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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 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

tense denoting a completed past action

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 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 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


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