What does incomplete mean?

Definitions for incomplete
ˌɪn kəmˈplitin·com·plete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incomplete, uncomplete(adj)

    not complete or total; not completed

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

  2. incomplete, uncompleted(adj)

    not yet finished

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


  1. incomplete(Noun)

    Something incomplete.

  2. incomplete(Noun)

    A designation of being incomplete.

    He got four incompletes out of five courses last semester.

  3. incomplete(Adjective)

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

  4. incomplete(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incomplete(adj)

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

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

  2. Incomplete(adj)

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

    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. 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.

  2. Elections Jim Allen:

    They’re looking at a preliminary report from January, and just recently, in the last week, they’ve filed a request for an updated report, they’re looking at incomplete data.

  3. Goldman Sachs economists:

    Progress in deepening Euro area risk-sharing and risk reduction mechanisms to make the single currency framework more resilient continues, but the pace is slow, while those initiatives remain incomplete, the euro area remains more vulnerable to economic slowdown and financial disruption than other jurisdictions.

  4. Geraud Charpin:

    This highlights what we have learned already ... that the euro project is incomplete and needs to be at some stage completed seriously, today, there is a bigger risk that the euro project will crumble.

  5. Siddharth Astir:

    Exceeding your own expectations can often leave things incomplete

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