noun see perfectible

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  • Perfectibility — Per*fect i*bil i*ty, n. [Cf. F. perfectibilit[ e].] The quality or state of being perfectible. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfectibility — The idea of the perfectibility of man emerges in the 18th century, with the relaxation of the theological barriers protecting the property for God alone. In Enlightenment writers such as the Condorcet and Godwin, perfectibility becomes a tendency …   Philosophy dictionary

  • perfectibility — noun The possibility of achieving perfection. In a project involving many people, maintainability is a more useful asset than perfectibility …   Wiktionary

  • perfectibility — noun the capability of becoming perfect (Freq. 1) he believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man • Ant: ↑imperfectibility • Derivationally related forms: ↑perfectible • Hypernyms: ↑capability, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • perfectibility — See perfectible. * * * …   Universalium

  • perfectibility — pÉ™(r) fektÉ™ bɪlÉ™tɪ n. ability to be refined; ability to be improved; ability to be made perfect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perfectibility — per·fect·ibil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • Thomas Jefferson: On Science and the Perfectibility of Man — ▪ Primary Source              Science and mathematics were high on the long list of subjects that interested Jefferson, and he thus took special care in replying to a letter from William Green Mumford, who had sought Jefferson s opinion of their… …   Universalium

  • self-perfectibility — n. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-perfectibility — n …   Useful english dictionary

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