Significado de “imperfect” - en el Diccionario Inglés

imperfect en inglés británico

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imperfectadjective

uk /ɪmˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ɪmˈpɝː.fekt/

imperfect adjective (NOT PERFECT)

C1 damaged, containing problems, or not having something:

We're living in an imperfect world.
I explained as well as I was able, given my own imperfect understanding of the situation.

imperfect adjective (GRAMMAR)

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

In the sentence "He was hit by a car as he was crossing the road", the verb "cross" is in the imperfect form.

Más ejemplos

  • First, our French teacher showed us how to put the verb 'fermer' into the imperfect tense.
  • 'When I came in Jack was reading his book' is a sentence that uses the imperfect, i.e. 'was reading' .
imperfectly
adverb uk /ɪmˈpɜː.fekt.li/ us /ɪmˈpɝː.fekt.li/

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:

In the sentence "He was hit by a car as he was crossing the road", the verb "cross" is in the imperfect.

(Definición de imperfect del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

imperfect en inglés americano

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imperfectadjective

us /ɪmˈpɜr·fɪkt/

not perfect or not complete:

Our rule of law is still imperfect, but it’s better than having no laws at all.
imperfection
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌɪm·pərˈfek·ʃən/

[ C ] Investigators suspect the engine broke because of a tiny imperfection in one of the parts.

(Definición de imperfect del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

imperfect en inglés de negocios

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imperfectadjective

uk /ɪmˈpɜːfɪkt/ us

PRODUCTION damaged or not made correctly:

Yolk products are made from the cracked, deformed, or otherwise imperfect eggs that don't make it past quality-control standards.

(Definición de imperfect del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)