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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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Second, human beings were supposed to he innately good and perfectible, while the third mistake was the belief that the "right path to salvation" was adapting oneself to Tao, the cosmic harmony.
La MEC est un guide perfectible et en pleine evolution.
The World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks dealt heavy blows to the American liberalism that sees humankind as perfectible and on a steady historical march toward democracy and international peace.
Writing is infinitely perfectible, so we could revise forever.
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The cultural impact of treating humans as biologically perfectible artifacts would be entirely negative.
It produced self-respecting, perfectible, moral individuals, who came to control their animal instincts.
Some contend that by taking a bite of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, man was forever condemned to self-interested behavior, but others think he is perfectible.
The perfectible body: The Western ideal of male physical development.
We may concede that the commissions are neither perfect nor perfectible, yet still believe that they add necessary elements to the administration of criminal justice.
7) If men would only disappear, say these Radical Feminists, the world wo uld be perfectible.