Meaning of “the pluperfect” in the English Dictionary

"the pluperfect" in British English

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the pluperfectnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌpluːˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ˈpluːˌpɝː.fekt/ specialized

the grammatical tense used to describe an action that had already finished when another action happened. It is made with "had" and a past participle.

pluperfect
adjective uk us

the pluperfect tense

(Definition of “the pluperfect” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pluperfect" in American English

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pluperfectnoun, adjective

us /pluˈpɜr·fɪkt/

grammar the past perfect

(Definition of “pluperfect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)