A person or thing that is the perfect embodiment of some quality.
The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moralexcellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The quality or condition of being perfect; extreme degree of excellence according to a given standard.
You can't expect all this perfection to happen without a lot of work.
One thing he continually realized as he read that book: the joy, hitherto unknown to him, of believing in the possibility of attaining perfection, and in the possibility of active brotherly love among men, which Joseph Alexeevich had revealed to him.
But experience soon proved the superiority of the spider web; its perfection of shape, its lightness and elasticity, have led to its universal adoption.
But, in the words of the same article, " This application of steam has not yet arrived at such perfection as to have brought it into general use."
Pierre, in reply, sincerely agreed with her as to Helene's perfection of manner.