Definitions for present perfect
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of, pertaining to, or being a verb tense or form indicating that the action or state expressed by the verb was completed prior to the present or that it extends up to or has results continuing up to the present, and consisting in English of have followed by a past participle, as have lived in
We have lived here for two years.
(n.)the present perfect tense.
a form in this tense.
present perfect, present perfect tense(noun)
a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present
"`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
present perfect(noun)ˈprɛz ənt li
the verb form, using "have" or "has" plus a past participle, that shows that an action was done in the past and continues up to the present
A perfect tense that expresses action in the past (usually completed) with consequences in the present time.
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