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past perfectnoun [U]

 us   /ˈpæst ˈpɜr·fɪkt/
grammar a ​tense usually ​formed with "had" that is used to refer to the ​earlier of two different ​times in the past: The ​sentence "She had ​broken her ​legonce before," is in the past perfect.
(Definition of past perfect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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