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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being the aspect that expresses the action denoted by the verb without regard to its beginning or completion.
  • noun The imperfective aspect.
  • noun An imperfective verb form.
  • noun A verb having an imperfective form.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Imperfect.
  • Serving to express action not completed (either continuous or repeated at various times): applied to a form or ‘aspect’ of the Slavic verb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to the imperfective aspect
  • noun the imperfective aspect, or a verb having this aspect

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun aspect without regard to the beginning or completion of the action of the verb

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