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[O.Fr., from Lat.,=time], in the grammar of many languages, a category of time distinctions expressed by any conjugated form of a verb. In Latin inflection the tense of a verb is indicated by a suffix that also indicates the verb's voice, mood, person, and number.
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imperfect

1. Botany
a. (of flowers) lacking functional stamens or pistils
b. (of fungi) not undergoing sexual reproduction
2. Law (of a trust, an obligation, etc.) lacking some necessary formality to make effective or binding; incomplete; legally unenforceable
3. Music
a. (of a cadence) proceeding to the dominant from the tonic, subdominant, or any chord other than the dominant
b. of or relating to all intervals other than the fourth, fifth, and octave
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6) In other words, the classical notion of infinity as something related perforce to imperfectness, and consequently to moving, has not yet reached the mind of Heraclitus who can entertain the idea of eternal moving without the slightest intention to yoke it to deficiency.
Another take on these texts might be to talk about the impatience we might have with the imperfectness of this world.
The impossibility to satisfy all the conditions, which would be valid at the outer surface of the "regular" cell, witnesses certain imperfectness of the hydrodynamic version of the Spherical Cell Approximation.
Whether it is a memorial reconstruction of a version already performed or it represents an abridged version prepared for performance, what the text preserves in some degree of perfectness, or rather, imperfectness is an acting version of the play.
The knowability assumption of imperfectness, however, may not apply.