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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. Dietrich Dörner:

    An individual's reality model can be right or wrong, complete or incomplete. As a rule it will be both incomplete and wrong...

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    All journeys without a destination are still incomplete.

  3. Sujatha Jahagirdar:

    President Obama gets an A for tackling this problem from multiple angles, but in terms of addressing the biggest problem, the troubling overuse and misuse of antibiotics on large factory farms, the administration gets an incomplete.

  4. Carolyn Maloney:

    This is a deliberate effort to politicize the census for partisan gains that violates the standards set forth in the Constitution mandating an accurate count of the nation, congress should block this action by passing the Census IDEA Act, which I introduced last week. We cannot accept an incomplete or unfair count in 2020—too much is at stake.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A human being is always incomplete, if she/he does not respect animal rights as much as human rights. You can often judge a good and a bad human by his/her attitude, respect and treatment towards animals.

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    • A. accessory
    • B. relocation
    • C. mediocrity
    • D. disguise

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