- 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 completed
She completed a yoga teacher-training program and, in the spring of 2008, went on a retreat in Peru to study with shamans.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
The children found a new family after a home study was done and the adoption was completed in court.
The differences in overall victimization are driven mainly by the incidences of completed rape.
Non-students (at 3.1 per 1,000) were 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of a completed rape than students (2.0 per 1,000).
When the operator has composed twenty or twenty-five of these slugs, his take is completed.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
In 1759 this portion of the work appeared, and in 1761 the work was completed by the history of the pre-Tudor periods.
Afterwards the chiefs told the criers to tell the people that when Pole was completed they should see it.
The returns were completed; the members assembled in London, and with them as usual the convocation of the clergy.History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. Vol. III|James Anthony Froude
The front is likewise a copy, and when completed is to be adorned by a great mosaic costing 30,000 scudi.Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo|W. Cope Devereux
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.