Perfect cadence(Mus.), a complete and satisfactory close in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.Perfect chord(Mus.), a concord or union of sounds which is perfectly coalescent

(Per*en"ni*al) a. [L. perennis that lasts the whole year through; per through + annus year. See Per-, and Annual.]

1. ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.

2. Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.

The perennial existence of bodies corporate.

3. (Bot.) Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.

Syn. — Perpetual; unceasing; never failing; enduring; continual; permanent; uninterrupted.

(Per*en"ni*al), n. (Bot.) A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.

(Per*en"ni*al*ly), adv. In a perennial manner.

(||Per*en`ni*bran`chi*a"ta) n. pl. [NL. See Perennial, and Branchia.] (Zoöl.) Those Batrachia which retain their gills through life, as the menobranchus.

(Per*en`ni*bran"chi*ate) a. [See Perennial, and Branchiate.]

1. (Anat.) Having branchæ, or gills, through life; — said especially of certain Amphibia, like the menobranchus. Opposed to caducibranchiate.

2. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Perennibranchiata.

(Per*en"ni*ty) n. [L. perennitas.] The quality of being perennial. [R.] Derham.

(Per`er*ra"tion) n. [L. pererrare, pererratum, to wander through.] A wandering, or rambling, through various places. [R.] Howell.

(Per"fect) a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait, F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see Per-) + facere to make, do. See Fact.]

1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.

My strength is made perfect in weakness.
2 Cor. xii. 9.

Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun.

I fear I am not in my perfect mind.

O most entire perfect sacrifice!

God made thee perfect, not immutable.

2. Well informed; certain; sure.

I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms.

3. (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; — said of flower.

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