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Definition 1: the aspect of a verb that expresses a completed action - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for perfective in the sense of this definition

(perfective is a kind of ...) the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb

Definition 2: a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect) - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for perfective in the sense of this definition

(perfective is a kind of ...) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

(... is a kind of perfective ) a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present

"`I have finished' is an example of the present perfect"

(... is a kind of perfective ) a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past

"`I had finished' is an example of the past perfect"

(... is a kind of perfective ) a perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future

"`I will have finished' is an example of the future perfect"

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