from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The verb tense expressing action completed at the present time, formed in English by combining the present tense of have with a past participle, as in He has spoken.
- noun A verb in the present perfect tense.
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- noun grammar A
perfect tensethat expresses actionin the past(usually completed) with consequencesin the present time.
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- noun a perfective tense used to express action completed in the present
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