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 for perfection
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfection \Per*fec"tion\, n. [F. perfection, L. perfectio.]
     1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that
        nothing requisite is wanting; entire development;
        consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; 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
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     2. A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent;
        an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute
        of complete excellence. --Shak.
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              What tongue can her perfections tell? --Sir P.
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     To perfection, in the highest degree of excellence;
        perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Perfection \Per*fec"tion\, v. t.
     To perfect. [Obs.] --Foote.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of being without a flaw or defect [syn:
           perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra] [ant:
           imperfection, imperfectness]
      2: an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept [syn:
         paragon, idol, perfection, beau ideal]
      3: the act of making something perfect

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "perfection":
     absoluteness, accomplishment, accuracy, achievement, acme,
     acme of perfection, aesthetic proportions, archetype, arete,
     attainment, attention to fact, beauties, beautification,
     belle tournure, bodily charm, bodily grace, care for truth, charms,
     climax, close, closure, completeness, completing, completion,
     conclusion, consummation, correctness, culmination, curvaceousness,
     curves, delicacy, development, elaboration, embellishment, end,
     ending, entireness, essence, evolution, exactitude, exactness,
     excellence, excellency, faithfulness, faultlessness, fidelity,
     fineness, finish, finishing, flawlessness, fulfillment,
     full development, good appearance, good effect, good figure,
     good looks, good points, good proportions, good shape,
     gracefulness, gracility, height, highest pitch, ideal,
     idealization, last word, literalism, literality, literalness,
     lovely build, mathematical precision, maturation, maturity,
     meticulousness, model, mould, ne plus ultra, nice body, niceness,
     nicety, paragon, pattern, peak, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle,
     pneumaticness, preciseness, precision, purity, quality,
     quintessence, realization, refinement, right, rightness, rigidity,
     rigor, rigorousness, ripeness, ripening, rounding off,
     rounding out, seasoning, severity, sexy body, shapeliness,
     standard, strictness, sublimity, subtlety, summit, superiority,
     termination, terminus, textualism, the letter, top, topping off,
     topping-off, transcendence, ultimate, virtue, wholeness, windup

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :


From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PERFECTION, n.  An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the
  actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic.
      The editor of an English magazine having received a letter
  pointing out the erroneous nature of his views and style, and signed
  "Perfection," promptly wrote at the foot of the letter:  "I don't
  agree with you," and mailed it to Matthew Arnold.

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