- of or relating to an algebraic system, as a field with an order relation defined on it, in which every set of elements of the system has a least upper bound.
- of or relating to a set in which every fundamental sequence converges to an element of the set.Compare fundamental sequence.
- (of a lattice) having the property that every subset has a least upper bound and a greatest lower bound.
verb (used with object), com·plet·ed, com·plet·ing.
- complementary strand,
- complementary wavelength,
- complete antibody,
- complete antigen,
- complete blood count,
- complete carcinogen,
- complete denture
Origin of complete
Examples from the Web for complete
He then provides some insight into his psyche - complete with Animal House reference.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.
Occasionally, a level will take 20 or more strokes to complete.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Still, McGee never trusts him enough to tell the complete story of what happened that day.
Sullivan has by then moved in to help and he seeks to complete the arrest of the first man.
By October 20 many of the nests were complete, and the hens sat in them, though no eggs were to be seen yet.Antarctic Penguins|George Murray Levick
Most remarkable is the complete absence of self-consciousness.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
"No use," he shrugged in complete return to his indifferent manner.The Mystery|Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
Hence the complete picture they give of life is of necessity fallacious: they can only represent what is unusual.A Chesterton Calendar|G. K. Chesterton
She could walk about, and she had complete control of her limbs.The Mind of the Child, Part II|W. Preyer
Word Origin for complete
late 14c., from Old French complet "full," or directly from Latin completus, past participle of complere "to fill up, complete the number of (a legion, etc.)," transferred to "to fill, to fulfill, to finish (a task)," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + plere "to fill" (see pleio-).
late 14c.; see complete (adj.). Related: Completed; completing.