What does perfection mean?

Definitions for perfection
pərˈfɛk ʃənper·fec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultranoun

    the state of being without a flaw or defect

  2. paragon, idol, perfection, beau idealnoun

    an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

  3. perfectionnoun

    the act of making something perfect

Wiktionary

  1. perfectionnoun

    The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.

  2. perfectionnoun

    A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal; faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.

    What tongue can her perfections tell? -

  3. perfectionnoun

    To perfection, in the highest degree of excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PERFECTIONnoun

    Etymology: perfectio, Lat. perfection, Fr.

    Man doth seek a triple perfection; first a sensual, consisting in those things which very life itself requireth, either as necessary supplements or as ornaments thereof; then an intellectual, consisting in those things which none underneath man is capable of; lastly, a spiritual and divine, consisting in those things whereunto we tend by supernatural means here, but cannot here attain. Richard Hooker, b. i.

    It is a judgment maim’d and most imperfect,
    That will confess perfection so could err
    Against all rules of nature. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    True virtue being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection. John Milton, on Education.

    No human understanding being absolutely secured from mistake by the perfection of its own nature, it follows that no man can be infallible but by supernatural assistance. John Tillotson.

    Many things impossible to thought,
    Have been by need to full perfection brought. Dryden.

    What tongue can her perfections tell,
    In whose each part all pens may dwell? Philip Sidney.

    You knot of mouth-friends; smoke and lukewarm water
    Is your perfection. William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.

    An heroick poem requires, as its last perfection, the accomplishment of some extraordinary undertaking, which requires more of the active virtue than the suffering. Dryden.

    If God be infinitely holy, just and good, he must take delight in those creatures that resemble him most in these perfections. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Perfection

    Perfection is a state, variously, of completeness, flawlessness, or supreme excellence. The term is used to designate a range of diverse, if often kindred, concepts. These have historically been addressed in a number of discrete disciplines, notably mathematics, physics, chemistry, ethics, aesthetics, ontology, and theology.

ChatGPT

  1. perfection

    Perfection is a state or condition of being free from any flaws, defects, or shortcomings. It is the highest degree of excellence, completeness, or correctness, often seen as an ideal standard that one strives to attain. Perfection can relate to a person's skills, behaviors, physical appearance, a product's performance, or a process efficiency, among others. It may vary from person to person due to its subjective nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perfectionnoun

    the quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection

  2. Perfectionnoun

    a quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence

  3. Perfectionverb

    to perfect

  4. Etymology: [F. perfection, L. perfectio.]

Wikidata

  1. Perfection

    Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness. The term "perfection" is actually used to designate a range of diverse, if often kindred, concepts. These concepts have historically been addressed in a number of discrete disciplines, notably mathematics, physics, chemistry, ethics, aesthetics, ontology, and theology.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfection in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perfection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of perfection in a Sentence

  1. Stan Getz:

    My life is music. And in some vague, mysterious, and subconscious way, I have always been driven by a taut inner spring which has propelled me to almost compulsively reach for perfection in music, often--in fact, mostly--at the expense of everything else in my life.

  2. Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990:

    In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.

  3. Sandile Sean Mntla:

    You can make amends of your flaws and faults if you strive for perfection and succeed

  4. Philip Sidney:

    To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.

  5. Aristotle:

    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

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