- (of an expression or symbol) meaningful only in a specific context.
- (of a set of axioms) such that there is at least one true proposition (able to be formulated in terms of the basic ideas of a given system) that is not deducible from the set.Compare complete (def. 7).
Origin of incomplete
OTHER WORDS FROM incompletein·com·plete·ly, adverbin·com·plete·ness, nounsub·in·com·plete, adjective
Words nearby incomplete
How to use incomplete in a sentence
Adding to the complexity is a dense, incomplete web of regulations around which kinds of products can be sold and promoted.‘An educational stance’: Publishers mull CBD’s alluring – and complex – commerce opportunities|Max Willens|September 17, 2020|Digiday
Ikhrata said the audit contains “flawed conclusions,” “incomplete information” and a biased “accusational tone.”Morning Report: New Ethics Concerns for City Council Candidate|Voice of San Diego|September 3, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As reopened businesses require some parents to return to work, they’re left to make decisions based on competing priorities and incomplete information.What to consider when deciding whether to send your kid back to school|Alexandra Ossola|September 2, 2020|Quartz
Another third of applications submitted to MTS were deemed incomplete.MTS Frequently Overrules Doctors’ Orders on Reduced Fares for the Disabled|Lisa Halverstadt|August 31, 2020|Voice of San Diego
These tools are siloed and provide an incomplete view of the consumer journey and behavior.Report: Insights-led engagement for the mobile-first consumer|Sponsored Content: MoEngage|August 26, 2020|Search Engine Land
In the meantime, most of the detailed studies are incomplete in one way or another.
I speak here to warn people that the facts presented in the opera are incomplete and distorted.Rudy Giuliani: Why I Protested ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’|Rudy Giuliani|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was what happened to the Central Park Five completely wrong, or simply incomplete?
As a portrait of childhood in America, it is incomplete enough to be irresponsible.
They gave her the forms instead, which she carries with her incomplete.Italy's Latest Export Is Refugees, and the Rest of Europe Is Not Happy|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An octave coupler without such extension is incomplete and is no more honest than a stop which only goes down to Tenor C.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
He said it because his sentence sounded otherwise suspiciously incomplete.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Here ends Chaucer's portion of the translation, in the middle of an incomplete sentence, without any verb.
This sentence is incomplete; the translator has missed the line—'Et qu'ele a sa vie perdue.'
Every contract on a negotiable note is incomplete and revocable until its delivery.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for incomplete
- (of a formal theory) not so constructed that the addition of a non-theorem to the axioms renders it inconsistent
- (of an expression) not having a reference of its own but requiring completion by another expression