imperfective
adjective Date: 1887 of a verb form or aspect expressing action as incomplete or without reference to completion or as reiterated — compare perfectiveimperfective noun

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  • imperfective — [im΄pər fek′tiv] adj. Gram. designating or of an aspect of verbs, as in Russian, expressing continuing or incomplete action or making no reference to completion n. 1. the imperfective aspect 2. a verb in this aspect …   English World dictionary

  • imperfective — 1. adjective of, or related to the imperfective aspect Ant: perfective 2. noun the imperfective aspect, or a verb having this aspect …   Wiktionary

  • imperfective — ● imperfectif, imperfective adjectif imperfectif nom masculin Synonyme de non accompli. ● imperfectif, imperfective (synonymes) adjectif imperfectif nom masculin Synonymes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imperfective — /im peuhr fek tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. noting an aspect of the verb, as in Russian, that indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference. n. 2. the imperfective aspect. 3. a verb in this aspect. [1670 80; IMPERFECT +… …   Universalium

  • imperfective — im•per•fec•tive [[t]ˌɪm pərˈfɛk tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) gram. of or noting an aspect of the verb that indicates incompleteness or repetition of an action or state 2) gram. the imperfective aspect 3) gram. a verb in this aspect …   From formal English to slang

  • imperfective — /ɪmpəˈfɛktɪv/ (say impuh fektiv) adjective 1. denoting an aspect of the verb which indicates incompleteness of the action or state at a temporal point of reference. –noun 2. the imperfective aspect. 3. a verb in this aspect. {imperfect + ive} …   Australian English dictionary

  • imperfective — adj. & n. Gram. adj. (of a verb aspect etc.) expressing an action without reference to its completion (opp. PERFECTIVE). n. an imperfective aspect or form of a verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • imperfective — adj. indicating action of a verb without relating to its time; indicating an action that is not completed, perfective …   English contemporary dictionary

  • imperfective — adjective Grammar relating to or denoting an aspect of verbs in Slavic languages that expresses action without reference to its completion. The opposite of perfective …   English new terms dictionary

  • imperfective — im·perfective …   English syllables

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