English - Vietnamese Dictionary
imperfect /im'pə:fikt/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- không hoàn hảo, không hoàn chỉnh, không hoàn toàn
- chưa hoàn thành, còn dở dang
- (ngôn ngữ học) (thuộc) thời quá khứ chưa hoàn thành
- danh từ
- (ngôn ngữ học) thời quá khứ chưa hoàn thành
imperfectsɪm'pɜrfɪkt /-'pɜːf-Thesaurus Dictionary
+a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
+not perfect; defective or inadequate
+having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
Advanced English Dictionary
wanting, unfinished, undeveloped, incomplete, deficient, defective, faulty, flawed, patchy:
This is an imperfect translation of the poem.
adjective, nounCollocation Dictionary
containing faults or mistakes; not complete or perfect: an imperfect world + an imperfect understanding of English + All our sale items are slightly imperfect.
+ noun (the imperfect) (also the imperfect tense) [sing.] (grammar) the verb tense that expresses action in the past that is not complete. It is often called the past progressive or past continuous: In 'while I was washing my hair', the verb is in the imperfect.
be | remain
Ourunderstanding of cancer remainsimperfect.
The system is highly imperfect.
| rather, slightly
These goods are slightly imperfect.
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