Perfection is a flawless state where everything is exactly right. It can also be the action of making something perfect.

Since perfect things are without fault or flaw, perfection is a perfect condition — everything is 100% great. Of course, perfection is hard to find. People often use this word as a compliment for something that just couldn’t be better, as in “That red dress matches your red hair to perfection!” Also, if a musician is getting a song down pat, you could say she’s working on the perfection of the song: she’s learning to play it flawlessly.

Definitions of perfection
  1. noun

    the state of being without a flaw or defect

    flawlessness, ne plus ultra
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    imperfection, imperfectness

    the state or an instance of being imperfect

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    someone or something wonderful
    cultivation, culture, finish, polish, refinement

    a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

    state of perfection; the utmost degree

    the state of being unimpaired
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    the way something is with respect to its main attributes

  2. noun

    the act of making something perfect

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    the act of improving something

  3. noun

    an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept

    beau ideal, idol, paragon
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    gold standard

    a paragon of excellence
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    the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

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