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adjective perfect pronunciation in British English /ˈpɜː(r)fɪkt/perfect pronunciation in British English /ˈpɜː(r)fekt/
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  1. 1
    as good, correct, or accurate as it is possible to be

    Her English was perfect.

    These recipes give perfect results every time.

    1. a.
      completely suitable or right for someone

      It seemed like the perfect gift.

      perfect for:

      Their house is absolutely perfect for parties and barbecues.

    2. b.
      with no parts missing, damaged, or spoiled

      The equipment was in perfect condition.

      His skin was perfect.

  2. 2
    [only before noun] used for emphasizing how much someone has of a particular quality

    He behaved like the perfect gentleman all evening.

    I don’t want to share a room with a perfect stranger.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] linguistics

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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