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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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perfect

1. Maths exactly divisible into equal integral or polynomial roots
2. Botany
a. (of flowers) having functional stamens and pistils
b. (of plants) having all parts present
3. Music
a. of or relating to the intervals of the unison, fourth, fifth, and octave
b. (of a cadence) ending on the tonic chord, giving a feeling of conclusion
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Virtually the entire education discourse today is a series of efforts by which to demonstrate that segregated schooling is perfectible.
This adherence to the idea of Arts and Crafts as a perfectible design creed is my only major cavil with Tankard's otherwise excellent--and beautifully produced--book on the subject.
Porque es evidente que en las distintas disciplinas del saber se trabaja en una tradicion que es perfectible y que exige profundidad de parte de quienes la alimentan y que la sola belleza, como unico valor metodologico, no determina que las ideas esten mas decantadas y que los conceptos otorguen mas sabiduria.
The Amishman is the romanticized American that never was: He is Jefferson's gentleman-farmer; the perfectible, efficient handyman of Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack; Thoreau's self-cultivator at one with nature; Turner's homesteader on the frontier.
The medium of education was, in early modern rimes, the construction of the imperfect but perfectible child; the medium is now, in the era of total pedagogization, the life course of men.
On the other hand, the implacability of what Soviet revolutionary filmmaker Dziga Vertov called the Kino-Eye, the endlessly restless and perfectible mechanical vision of the camera, is made palatable to the contemporary American consumer of war coverage by becoming a perversely reassuring proof that "we" are there and "we" are all there is to see or, pace Manovich, that seeing is commanding.
"My guess is that criminal procedure is simply not perfectible."
Another tenet of Frederic Rouvillois is that utopia sees human nature as fundamentally corrupt (although perfectible if constrained by the appropriate social organization), which entails that equality can only come at the price of liberty and diversity.
For every anthropologist of the 1860s who disparaged the vagueness of "civilization," there was another who contended that some peoples were not perfectible at all or irretrievably backward.
As a deadline approaches, we get a feeling of impending crisis that forces choices and makes us say, "Good enough--at least for now." Writing is infinitely perfectible, so we could revise forever.
This does not mean that supply chain forecasting will fail, only that it is not perfectible. One of the critical, though often misunderstood, elements of chaos theory is that chaos is not random.