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the perfect

noun
 
 
/ˈpɜːfɪkt/ ( also the perfect tense,
 
 
)
B2 the form of the verb that is used to show an action that has happened in the past or before another time or event. In English, the perfect is made with 'have' and a past participle. →  See also the future perfect , the past perfect , the present perfect Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of the perfect from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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