3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Perfection \Per*fec"tion\, noun [F. perfection, L. perfectio.]

1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.

2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence. --Shak.

What tongue can her perfections tell? --Sir P. Sidney.

{To perfection}, in the highest degree of excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Perfection \Per*fec"tion\, verb (used with an object) To perfect. [Obs.] --Foote.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the state of being without a flaw or defect [syn: {perfection}, {flawlessness}, {ne plus ultra}] [ant: {imperfection}, {imperfectness}]

2: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept [syn: {paragon}, {idol}, {perfection}, {beau ideal}]

3: the act of making something perfect

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