Definition of the present perfect noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the present perfect

BrE BrE//ˌpreznt ˈpɜːfɪkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpreznt ˈpɜːrfɪkt//
[singular] (grammar)
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the form of a verb that expresses an action done in a time period up to the present, formed in English with the present tense of have and the past participle of the verb, as in I have eaten
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the present perfect