- 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 half-completed
The colors were wound upon quills, numbers of which hung, each by its thread, from the half-completed work.An American Girl Abroad|Adeline Trafton
Anna—dearest Anna—to whom this half-completed letter was addressed, was a person for whom he had not the slightest affection.From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
Right and left of me, in the dim light, I saw the half-completed foundations of new houses in their first stage of existence.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
Fingers dropped from half-completed Toys as they stared after us.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Half-completed, as we saw it, it had taken but three months.The Mercy of Allah|Hilaire Belloc
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.