[[t]ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃən[/t]] n.
1) fault; flaw
2) the quality or state of being imperfect
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Imperfection — Im per*fec tion, n. [L. imperfectio: cf. F. imperfection. See {Imperfect}, a.] The quality or condition of being imperfect; lack of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish. [1913 Webster] Sent to my account With all my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imperfection — [im΄pər fek′shən] n. [ME imperfeccioun < OFr imperfection < LL imperfectio] 1. the quality or condition of being imperfect 2. a shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish SYN. DEFECT …   English World dictionary

  • imperfection — index defect, deficiency, disadvantage, fault (weakness), flaw, foible, frailty, handicap …   Law dictionary

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  • imperfection — (in pèr fè ksion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   État de ce qui n est point achevé, parfait. L état d imperfection dans lequel cet ouvrage est resté. •   Il est évident qu il n y a pas moins de répugnance que la fausseté ou l imperfection …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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