present perfect[prĕzˈənt pûrˈfĭkt]
- Present perfect is a tense of a word that indicates that an action has ended but not at a definite time.
An example of the use of the present perfect tense is in the sentence, "He has brought his paper."
present perfect definition by Webster's New World
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- a tense indicating an action as completed or a state as having ended at the time of speaking but not at any definite time in the past
- a verb form in this tense (Ex.: has gone)
present perfect definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- A verb in the present perfect tense.