imperfective

imperfective
im•per•fec•tive
[[t]ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tɪv[/t]] adj.
1) gram. of or noting an aspect of the verb that indicates incompleteness or repetition of an action or state
2) gram. the imperfective aspect
3) gram. a verb in this aspect

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