Definition of Incompleteness

1. Noun. The state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect. "The rawness of his diary made it unpublishable"

Exact synonyms: Rawness
Generic synonyms: Integrity, Unity, Wholeness
Specialized synonyms: Partialness, Sketchiness
Antonyms: Completeness
Derivative terms: Incomplete, Incomplete, Raw

Definition of Incompleteness

1. n. The state of being incomplete; imperfectness; defectiveness.

Definition of Incompleteness

1. Noun. The state or condition of being not complete. ¹

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Definition of Incompleteness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Incompleteness

incomplete cleavage
incomplete conjoined twins
incomplete disinfectant
incomplete dominance
incomplete fistula
incomplete flower
incomplete foot presentation
incomplete fracture
incomplete hemianopia
incomplete metamorphosis
incomplete sentence
incomplete sentences
incomplete tetanus
incompleteness (current term)

Literary usage of Incompleteness

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1. Can We Believe in Immortality? by James Henry Snowden (1918)
"XVII THE incompleteness OF THE WORLD THE incompleteness of the human soul is matched by the incompleteness of the world, which affords a further ..."

2. Journal by Liverpool Geological Association (1884)
"... and it would require more time than is at my disposal this evening to present them even in their state of incompleteness. Field Meeting, April 14, ..."

3. Psychology; Or, The Science of Mind by Oliver S. Munsell (1880)
"1 " I. incompleteness of the Ideal Concept.—The ideal concept, as contradistinguished from the logical, is marked by its individuality and consequent ..."

4. Rhetoric of Vocal Expression: A Study of the Properties of Thought as by William Benton Chamberlain (1892)
"(2) While Assertion has coupled with it a certain incompleteness, ... Affirmation with incompleteness, on the other hand, joins with the stronger subjective ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"... we find Bastiat, Cobden's most distinguished disciple, drawing attention to what he considered the incompleteness of our adoption of free trade. ..."

6. History of Domestic and Foreign Commerce of the United States by Emory Richard Johnson, Thurman William Van Metre, Grover Gerhardt Huebner, David Scott Hanchet (1922)
"incompleteness of Government statistics of coastwise trade, 352. Act of 1906 establishing five " coastwise districts," 353. Growth of coastwise trade from ..."

7. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"The incompleteness of Analogical Reasoning. — The most striking feature of analogical arguments is found in the fact that they yield only probable ..."

8. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... incompleteness of his books. Psychological cast of his reflections. His criticism, its creative quality. Biog. Lit.; the ' fancy and imagination. ..."

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