Perfection vs Perfectibility - What's the difference?

perfection | perfectibility |


As nouns the difference between perfection and perfectibility

is that perfection is 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 ' perfection while perfectibility is the possibility of achieving perfection.

As a verb perfection

is (obsolete|transitive) to perfect.

perfection

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 ' perfection .
  • A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal; faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.
  • What tongue can her perfections tell? -
  • The highest degree of excellence.
  • to imitate a model to perfection

    Quotations

    * 1784 , William Jones, The Description and Use of a New Portable Orrery, &c. , PREFACE
    THE favourable reception the Orrery has met with from Per?ons of the fir?t di?tinction, and from Gentlemen and Ladies in general, has induced me to add to it ?everal new improvements in order to give it a degree of Perfection ; and di?tingui?h it from others?;?which by Piracy, or Imitation, may be introduced to the Public.

    Synonyms

    * faultlessness * infallibility

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To perfect.
  • (Foote)
  • * (William Woty)
  • Sooner I'd kneel unto the modern nine / Alike perfectioned , though a virgin's name / They cannot boast
    (Webster 1913)

    References

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    perfectibility

    English

    Noun

    (perfectibilities)
  • The possibility of achieving perfection.
  • In a project involving many people, maintainability is a more useful asset than perfectibility .