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) + quam (than) + 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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