What does incomplete mean?

Definitions for incomplete
ˌɪn kəmˈplitin·com·plete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incomplete, uncompleteadjective

    not complete or total; not completed

    "an incomplete account of his life"; "political consequences of incomplete military success"; "an incomplete forward pass"

  2. incomplete, uncompletedadjective

    not yet finished

    "his thesis is still incomplete"; "an uncompleted play"


  1. incompletenoun

    Something incomplete.

  2. incompletenoun

    A designation of being incomplete.

    He got four incompletes out of five courses last semester.

  3. incompleteadjective

    Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective.

  4. incompleteadjective

    Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Incompleteadjective

    Not perfect; not finished.

    Etymology: in and complete.

    It pleaseth him in mercy to account himself incomplete and maimed without us. Richard Hooker.

    In incomplete ideas we are apt to impose on ourselves, and wrangle with others, especially where they have particular and familiar names. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incompleteadjective

    not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective

  2. Incompleteadjective

    wanting any of the usual floral organs; -- said of a flower

  3. Etymology: [L. incompletus: cf. F. incomplet. See In- not, and Complete.]


  1. Incomplete

    "Incomplete" is a song by American vocal group Backstreet Boys from their comeback album, Never Gone. The power ballad was released in April 2005 as the group's first single since they decided to reunite after a three year hiatus. It was written by Dan Muckala, Lindy Robbins, and Jess Cates, and it was produced by Muckala. The song became one of their most successful singles, peaking at number thirteen on the US Billboard Hot 100, and charting within the top 10 of thirteen countries. It debuted at number one in Australia, becoming their first number-one hit in the country. The song has sold 250,000 units worldwide, which earned it gold certification. In the US, it was their last successful single of the 2000s, as the song still receives airplay on fewer adult contemporary radio stations in the United States and Canada. This song was also featured as a track on the 2005 compilation album "Now That's What I Call Music! 19"

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incomplete

    in-kom-plēt′, adj. imperfect.—adv. Incomplete′ly.—ns. Incomplete′ness, Incomplē′tion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incomplete in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incomplete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of incomplete in a Sentence

  1. Sanket Dhruva:

    When the FDA approved Essure, they moved too quickly on a relatively incomplete set of data, we don't really know how well it works.

  2. Beau Phillips:

    General Allen’s counsel is deeply concerned about the serious and damaging ethical breach that occurred with the public release of a search warrant affidavit containing confidential grand jury information, not only did the breach offend longstanding law and Department of Justice policy on the confidentiality of ongoing investigations, but the narrative presented in the affidavit and now made public also is factually inaccurate, incomplete, and misleading.

  3. Norman Cousins:

    It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.

  4. Kristan Hawkins:

    This is a painful, dangerous type of abortion, which has a higher risk of complication than surgical abortion, which can lead to incomplete abortion, meaning you're going to have to go back at the risk of getting infected and possibly life-threatening infection.

  5. Robert Goldstein:

    VIB (Violence in Boston) and Monica have been fully cooperating, and their production of records remains ongoing, drawing conclusions from an incomplete factual record does not represent the fair and fully informed process a citizen deserves from its government, especially someone like Monica who has worked tirelessly on behalf of her community.

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