Definition of imperfect noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

imperfect

 noun
noun
NAmE//ɪmˈpərfɪkt//
 
the imperfect(also the imperfect tense)[singular](grammar)
 
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the verb tense that expresses action in the past that is not complete. It is often called thepast progressiveorpast continuous In “while I was washing my hair,” the verb is in the imperfect.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: imperfect

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