noun \ˌim-pər-ˈfek-shən\

: a small flaw or bad part

: the state of being imperfect : lack of perfection

Full Definition of IMPERFECTION

:  the quality or state of being imperfect; also :  fault, blemish


  1. He detected several imperfections in the surface of the jewel.
  2. She tried to hide the imperfection in the cloth.

First Known Use of IMPERFECTION

14th century


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