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PERFECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perfection mean? 

PERFECTION (noun)
  The noun PERFECTION has 3 senses:

1. the state of being without a flaw or defect
2. an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
3. the act of making something perfect

  Familiarity information: PERFECTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERFECTION (noun)


Sense 1perfection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being without a flaw or defect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

flawlessness; ne plus ultra; perfection

Hypernyms ("perfection" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)

Attribute:

perfect (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish)

imperfect (not perfect; defective or inadequate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perfection"):

dream (someone or something wonderful)

cultivation; culture; finish; polish; refinement (a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality)

fare-thee-well (state of perfection; the utmost degree)

intactness (the state of being unimpaired)

Antonym:

imperfection (the state or an instance of being imperfect)


Sense 2perfection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

beau ideal; paragon; perfection; idol

Hypernyms ("perfection" is a kind of...):

ideal (the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perfection"):

gold standard (a paragon of excellence)


Sense 3perfection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making something perfect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("perfection" is a kind of...):

improvement (the act of improving something)


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