pluperfect

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortening of plusquamperfect, from Latin plusquamperfectum "more than perfect", from plus "more" plus quam "than" plus perfectum neuter singular of perfectus "achieved; finished"

Adjective[edit]

pluperfect ‎(not comparable)

  1. More than perfect
  2. (grammar) Pertaining to action completed before or at the same time as another
  3. (mathematics) Characterization of a certain type of graphs; the theorem (pluperfect graph theorem) discovered by D. R. Fulkerson in 1970.

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Noun[edit]

pluperfect ‎(plural pluperfects)

  1. The pluperfect tense
  2. A verb in this tense

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