|1.||[ adjective ] not perfect; defective or inadequate|
"had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities" "imperfect mortals" "drainage here is imperfect"
|Related terms:||perfect defective broken corrupt blemished broken blemished perfection|
|2.||[ adjective ] having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings|
|Synonyms:||weak frail fallible|
"I'm only human" "frail humanity"
|3.||[ noun ] (grammar) a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going|
|Synonyms:||progressive_tense imperfect_tense continuous_tense progressive|
|Related terms:||tense future_progressive past_progressive present_progressive|