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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perfection  \Per*fec"tion\,  v.  t. 
  To  perfect.  [Obs.]  --Foote. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perfection  \Per*fec"tion\,  n.  [F.  perfection,  L.  perfectio.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  perfect  or  complete,  so  that 
  nothing  requisite  is  wanting;  entire  development; 
  consummate  culture,  skill,  or  moral  excellence;  the 
  highest  attainable  state  or  degree  of  excellence; 
  maturity;  as  perfection  in  an  art,  in  a  science,  or  in  a 
  system;  perfection  in  form  or  degree;  fruits  in 
  2.  A  quality,  endowment,  or  acquirement  completely  excellent; 
  an  ideal  faultlessness;  especially,  the  divine  attribute 
  of  complete  excellence.  --Shak. 
  What  tongue  can  her  perfections  tell?  --Sir  P. 
  {To  perfection},  in  the  highest  degree  of  excellence; 
  perfectly;  as  to  imitate  a  model  to  perfection. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  without  a  flaw  or  defect  [syn:  {flawlessness}, 
  {ne  plus  ultra}]  [ant:  {imperfection}] 
  2:  an  ideal  instance;  a  perfect  embodiment  of  a  concept  [syn:  {paragon}, 
  {idol},  {beau  ideal}] 
  3:  the  act  of  making  something  perfect 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PERFECTION,  n.  An  imaginary  state  of  quality  distinguished  from  the 
  actual  by  an  element  known  as  excellence;  an  attribute  of  the  critic. 
  The  editor  of  an  English  magazine  having  received  a  letter 
  pointing  out  the  erroneous  nature  of  his  views  and  style,  and  signed 
  "Perfection,"  promptly  wrote  at  the  foot  of  the  letter:  "I  don't 
  agree  with  you,"  and  mailed  it  to  Matthew  Arnold. 

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