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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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Their imperfectness is taken into consideration by weight possibility or comparison possibility in the upper or lower approximation model, respectively.
Evidently, a possible reason for this is the imperfectness of net revenue as a measure of productivity.
Perhaps, an "imperfectness" of the matrix structure at high clay loading is responsible for this phenomenon.
Nevertheless, our wish to sustain imperfectness as a trademark of Greek apeiron could be vindicated, in the case of Anaximander, by the hylozoistic-pantheistic context of his thought which defies application of certain dichotomies (of matter and soul, of definite and indefinite) essential to the later Greek understanding of infinity; in the case of atomists the justification can be deduced from the fact that the real impact of atomism on Western philosophy was postponed to the 17th century and is thus of auxiliary, not of central, importance for our present research.
"Togetherness": I admire your zest for success/the strength you possess/the perfect, the imperfectness.//The special moments that we cherish/forget the bad/focus on the rest.//I have endless dreams/Levels of our happiness/The new, the unforeseen.//The caring, the sharing/the faith and trust/What we believe/We can achieve.//I have a vision/A unique mission/To say together, forever.
Therefore, to argue that the absence of wholesale transactions and the imperfectness of downstream competition would prove the existence of upstream collective dominance is a non sequitur, as affirming the consequences does not necessarily imply the premise.
I am very sad that that fire broke out, praying to the Lord as incessantly as water runs to bring down this fire so that our Orthodox Rosian people would walk on land as the people of Israel had done once; as my position demands I always pray to God to heal the imperfectness of the world, praying Him to deliver me with my flock from destruction, God, o God of my salvation.
On the imperfectness of Shab'an "Lailat al Nisf" -15th night is enough evidence, other than Rajab and Ramazan.
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.
Realizing such "imperfectness" in conversation compared to elegant public speech, students may feel more relaxed and gain more confidence to engage in conversation in English.
(64) BOOS, supra note 36, at 24-28 (explaining that when there is no anchor of comparable market transactions, the "imperfectness" of information markets results in the following paradox: a party has to first know what the information asset precisely is to assess its value).