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Not perfect; faulty,
  1. Not perfect; faulty
    • - an imperfect grasp of English
  2. Not fully formed or done; incomplete
    • - imperfect census records
    • - smoke due to imperfect combustion
  3. (of a tense) Denoting a past action in progress but not completed at the time in question

  4. (of a cadence) Ending on the dominant chord

  5. (of a gift, title, etc.) Transferred without all the necessary conditions or requirements being met

  1. The imperfect tense

  1. not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"
  2. progressive: a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
  3. fallible: wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"
  4. (imperfectly) in an imperfect or faulty way; "The lobe was imperfectly developed"; "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more"- Jane Austen
  5. (Imperfection (Voyager episode)) "Imperfection" is an episode of '''', the second episode of the seventh season.
  6. Imperfectly is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music).
  7. Something having a minor flaw; Not perfect; unisexual: having either male (with stamens) or female (with pistil) flowers, but not with both
  8. (imperfection) (1) When referring to the physical condition of a part of metal product, and departure of a part of metal product, any departure of a quality characteristic from its intended level or state. ...
  9. (IMPERFECTION) A coffee defect which may include hollow coffee beans, deformed coffee beans, chipped coffee beans, nicked coffee beans, underripe coffee beans, or overripe coffee beans, moldiness, black beans, quakers, improper harvesting or processing, improper moisture content during storing, ...
  10. (IMPERFECTION) A flaw or blemish, caused by nature or man, on the outer surface or the stone’s interior. Poor color or an unskilled cut is not classified as an imperfection, though it will, of course, play a role in value determination.
  11. (IMPERFECTION) Incomplete, Mediocrity, Rough, Unfulfilled.
  12. (Imperfection) A general term used to refer to any internal or external flaw or blemish on a fashioned diamond.  The terms flaw, characteristic and imperfection are usually used interchangeably.
  13. (Imperfection) Blemish located within the stone, occasionally reaching the exterior.
  14. a rhyme between a stressed and an unstressed syllable. (wing, caring)
  15. parts that normally are present but do not deveolp - or flowers that are unisexual
  16. A unisexual flower with only one type of functional sex organ. For example, staminate flowers are imperfect flowers that contain only stamens, while pistillate flowers contain only pistils (gynoecia).
  17. A flower that lacks either stamens or pistils.
  18. (im-PER-fekt) -- an incompleat flower, lacking part or all of the reproductive structures, e.g., without stamens.
  19. A flower that has either male or female parts but not both. Picture: comments G.species
  20. The imperfect is a verb tense that expresses an action or a condition in the past as incomplete, continuous, habitual (repetitive) , or coincident with another action. In English, the imperfect is often expressed using the phrase "used to" or with the auxiliary verb would. ...
  21. Not fully formed, such as a worker, considered an imperfect female.