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imperfectus (inp- ), a, um, adj. 2. inperfectus,
I.unfinished, incomplete, imperfect (not freq. till after the Aug. per.): “quidam homines in capite meo solum elaborarunt, reliquum corpus imperfectum ac rude reliquerunt,Cic. Fam. 1, 9, 15: “quaedam (animalia),Ov. M. 1, 427; cf. “infans,id. ib. 3, 310: “pars manebat,Verg. A. 8, 428: “pons,Caes. B. G. 6, 35, 6: “cibus,” i. e. undigested, Juv. 3, 233: “imperfecto adhuc bello,Suet. Caes. 26: “qui imperfectum librum supple verit,id. ib. 56; cf. “Hirt. B. G. prooem. § 2: librum reliquerat,Suet. Gramm. 12: “opera reliquit,id. Tib. 47: “quae rudia atque imperfecta adhuc erant,Quint. 3, 1, 7: “causae (opp. perfectae),id. 4, 2, 3: “sermo,id. 9, 2, 57; 11, 3, 121: “vita,Lucr. 3, 958.—Comp.: “insuavius hoc imperfectiusque est,Gell. 1, 7, 20.—As subst.: imperfectum , i, n.: sunt omnia in quaedam genera partita aut incohata nulla ex parte perfecta; “imperfecto autem nec absoluto simile pulchrum esse nihil potest,Cic. Univ. 4.—
II. Esp., morally imperfect; plur. as subst. (opp. sapientes): “ad imperfectos et mediocres et male sanos hic meus sermo pertinet,Sen. Tranq. 11, 1.—Adv.: imperfectē , imperfectly, incompletely: “imperfecte atque praepostere syllogismo uti,Gell. 2, 8, 1.
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