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Isnt "Ideal" also synonymous with perfect? 03:25, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


what about the stress difference between Perfect (Adj) and Perfect (vb)? ATMarsden 08:03, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

The US audio pronunciation has the distinction as do the phonetic alphabet renderings. I'd be interested to know for any who come here and read this:
  1. whether the audio was audible to you
  2. whether you can read any of the phonetic alphabets
  3. whether you can find the stress notation in the phonetic renderings, even if you cannot read any of the entire phonetic alphabets
Thanks. DCDuring TALK 12:16, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Superlative and comparative[edit]

Most perfect and more perfect are commonly used in everyday English, however isn't perfect by itself a superlative? In the strict sense of the word, isn't it wrong to say most or more perfect? —This comment was unsigned.

The word has a few distinct usages, as our separate senses suggest. If you mean "flawless" (and you mean it literally: having no flaws at all) then the compara/superlative don't make sense, since nothing can have fewer flaws than zero. OTOH, consider an exchange like: "This is the perfect tool for the job." "What about this?" "Even more perfect!" You wouldn't really want to argue that the first speaker had meant that the tool was absolutely unsurpassable. Equinox 12:50, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Pefect Black.[edit]

The article says that the circle is perfectly black. While it may be coded as such, it does not turn out as such. There is almost always some reflection, and almost all backlit screens would have some light seeping through, making it not perfectly black. The only thing I thought that was perfectly black was a black hole. Should the text of the page be changed to reflect this?Black.jeff 10:03, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

I don't think that kind of pedantry would help the article! Equinox 13:15, 7 November 2011 (UTC)