Definition of imperfection noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪmpəˈfekʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪmpərˈfekʃn//
[countable, uncountable]
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a fault or weakness in somebody/something They learned to live with each other's imperfections. The only slight imperfection in the painting is a scratch in the corner. Nature is full of imperfection. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from late Latin imperfectio(n-), from imperfectus, from in- ‘not’ + perfectus ‘completed’ (from the verb perficere, from per- ‘through, completely’ + facere ‘do’).
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