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Definition: Perfect cadence
, a. [OE. parfit, OF. parfit, parfet, parfait,
F. parfait, L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere to carry to the
end, to perform, finish, perfect; per (see Per-
) + facere
to make, do. See Fact
1. Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not
defective nor redundant; having all the properties or
qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw,
fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure;
sound; right; correct.
My strength is made perfect in weakness. --2 Cor.
Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun. --Shak.
I fear I am not in my perfect mind. --Shak.
O most entire perfect sacrifice! --Keble.
God made thee perfect, not immutable. --Milton.
2. Well informed; certain; sure.
I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms.
3. (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; --
said of flower.
(Mus.), a complete and satisfactory close
in harmony, as upon the tonic preceded by the dominant.
(Mus.), a concord or union of sounds which is
perfectly coalescent and agreeable to the ear, as the
unison, octave, fifth, and fourth; a perfect consonance; a
common chord in its original position of keynote, third,
fifth, and octave.
(Arith.), a number equal to the sum of all
its divisors; as, 28, whose aliquot parts, or divisors,
are 14, 7, 4, 2, 1. See Abundant number
. --Brande & C.
(Gram.), a tense which expresses an act or
Syn: Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless;