Perfect number(Arith.), a number equal to the sum of all its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors, are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See Abundant number, under Abundant. Brande & C.Perfect tense(Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or state completed.

Syn. — Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless; blameless; unblemished.

(Per"fect) n. The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

(Per"fect) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perfected; p. pr. & vb. n. Perfecting.] [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See Perfect, a.] To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.

God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us.
1 John iv. 12.

Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, . . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct species.

Perfecting press(Print.), a press in which the printing on both sides of the paper is completed in one passage through the machine.

Syn. — To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.

(Per"fect*er) n. One who, or that which, makes perfect. "The . . . perfecter of our faith." Barrow.

(Per*fect`i*bil"i*an) n. A perfectionist. [R.] Ed. Rev.

(Per`fec*tib"i*list) n. A perfectionist. See also Illuminati, 2. [R.]

(Per*fect`i*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. perfectibilité.] The quality or state of being perfectible.

(Per*fect"i*ble) a. [Cf. F. perfectible.] Capable of becoming, or being made, perfect.

(Per*fec"tion) n. [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.

(Per*fec"tion), v. t. To perfect. [Obs.] Foote.

and agreeable to the ear, as the unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a common chord in its original position of keynote, third, fifth, and octave.

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