Definitions for perfection
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word perfection.
perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultranoun
the state of being without a flaw or defect
paragon, idol, perfection, beau idealnoun
an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
the act of making something perfect
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.
A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal; faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.
What tongue can her perfections tell? -
To perfection, in the highest degree of excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
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
a quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence
Etymology: [F. perfection, L. perfectio.]
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.
The numerical value of perfection in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of perfection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
The 100.20 carat diamond is the definition of perfection, the color is whiter than white, it is free of any internal perfections, and so transparent that I can only compare it to a pool of water.
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
If [ the market is ] priced to perfection and then something indicates that the perfection is a pipe dream, prices will come off.
For some reason, the country seems to be retreating and moving away from what I call a pursuit of perfection, a more perfect union. That is what we’re about. We’re not a perfect country, but we always should stay in pursuit of perfection, that is happening all over in the schools in the courts in the legislature, time after time. Votes come up, and not a single Republican will vote for it or a single Democrat will vote for it. That to me is not what this country is about.
Perfection can be achieved by no one, because perfection is achieved from faults- yet faults tear away the perfection in you.
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- perfeccióCatalan, Valencian
- Perfektion, VollkommenheitGerman
- la perfection, perfectionFrench
- 完璧, 完全, 万全Japanese
- doskonałość, perfekcjaPolish
- mükemmeliyet, mükemmellik, kusursuzlukTurkish
- Hoàn hảoVietnamese
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