Definition of Incomplete

1. Adjective. Not complete or total; not completed. "An incomplete forward pass"

Exact synonyms: Uncomplete
Attributes: Completeness
Also: Fractional
Similar to: Broken, Half, Neither, Partial, Rudimentary, Sketchy, Unelaborated, Uncompleted
Antonyms: Complete
Derivative terms: Incompleteness

2. Adjective. Not yet finished. "An uncompleted play"
Exact synonyms: Uncompleted
Similar to: Unfinished
Derivative terms: Incompleteness

Definition of Incomplete

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

Definition of Incomplete

1. Adjective. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Of a flower, wanting any of the usual floral organs. ¹

3. Noun. Something incomplete. ¹

4. Noun. A designation of being incomplete. ¹

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Definition of Incomplete

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Incomplete

1. 1. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective. "A most imperfect and incomplete divine." (Milton) 2. Wanting any of the usual floral organs; said of a flower. Incomplete equation, an equation some of whose terms are wanting; or one in which the coefficient of some one or more of the powers of the unknown quantity is equal to 0. Origin: L. Incompletus: cf. F. Incomplet. See In- not, and Complete. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incomplete

incompetant cervix
incompetent cervical os
incompetent cervix
incompetent person
incomplete (current term)
incomplete abortion
incomplete achromatopsia
incomplete agglutinin
incomplete alexia
incomplete antibody
incomplete antigen
incomplete ascertainment
incomplete atrioventricular block
incomplete atrioventricular dissociation
incomplete cleavage
incomplete conjoined twins
incomplete disinfectant
incomplete dominance
incomplete fistula

Literary usage of Incomplete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Here belong: (a) the various transverse lesions, complete and incomplete, including the ... and (2) incomplete transverse lesions other than ..."

2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"For this reason the terms incomplete metamorphosis and hemi- ... Both incomplete metamorphosis and complete metamorphosis are characterized by the fact that ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"I have accorded very little place to the character of the metamorphosis, because there is no hard and fast line between complete and incomplete ; but the ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1870)
"If the intestine does not escape from the external ring, but is retained the inguinal canal, it is called incomplete inguinal hernia or ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"incomplete AND COMPLETE ... which brings about what is known in medical parlance as incomplete ... incomplete ..."

6. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1900)
"... 1608, had been tampered with, incomplete Smith was in Virginia, ... printed text is avowedly incomplete no such inference is for a moment admissible. ..."

7. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"A bill may be accepted before it has been signed by the drawer, or while otherwise incomplete; and, as we have already seen, the signature of a drawer, ..."

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