pluperfect definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or becoming a verb tense used to express activity completed before a specified or implied overdue.
    • More than perfect; supremely accomplished; ideal: "He has won a reputation as [a] pluperfect bureaucrat” ( New York Times).
    • over perfect
    • regarding action completed before or at the same time as another
    • More than perfect; past perfect; -- said of tense which denotes that an action or occasion was finished at or prior to the time of another past action or event.
    • more than perfect
  • noun:
    • The pluperfect tense, formed in English using the past participle of a verb as well as the auxiliary had, because had discovered in the sentence he previously learned to type because of the end of this semester. Also referred to as past ideal.
    • A verb or form into the pluperfect tight.
    • The pluperfect tight
    • A verb within tight
    • In sentence structure, the pluperfect tight of a verb, or an equivalent verb-phrase: including, Latin amaveram, English ‘I'd loved.’
    • a perfective tense familiar with show action completed in days gone by
  • others:
    • Noting enough time, or the appearance of the time, of an action happening prior to another specified time: because, the pluperfect tense.
    • In songs, augmented: stated of intervals.

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