Translation of "imperfect" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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imperfectadjective

uk /ɪmˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ɪmˈpɝː.fekt/

imperfect adjective (NOT PERFECT)

C1 damaged, containing problems, or not having something

有缺陷的;不完美的;不完全的
We're living in an imperfect world. 我们生活的世界并不完美。
I explained as well as I was able, given my own imperfect understanding of the situation. 考虑到我自己对情况也不完全清楚,我已经尽我所能地作了解释。

imperfect adjective (GRAMMAR)

specialized language The imperfect form of a verb describes an action in the past that was continuous or was not completed.

未完成过去时;过去进行时
In the sentence "He was hit by a car as he was crossing the road", the verb "cross" is in the imperfect form. 在句子 He was hit by a car as he was crossing the road 中,动词 cross 用的是未完成过去时。

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imperfectnoun [ S ]

uk /ɪmˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ɪmˈpɝː.fekt/
the imperfect specialized

in some languages, the form of a verb that is used for an action that has not been completed in the past, used, for example, to refer to an action that was happening when it was suddenly interrupted, or to describe an existing situation at the beginning of a story

未完成过去时;过去进行时
In the sentence "He was hit by a car as he was crossing the road", the verb "cross" is in the imperfect. 在句子 He was hit by a car as he was crossing the road 中,动词 cross 用的是未完成过去时。

(Translation of “imperfect” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)