- (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).
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Origin of incomplete
OTHER WORDS FROM incompletein·com·plete·ly, adverbin·com·plete·ness, nounsub·in·com·plete, adjective
Words nearby incomplete
Example sentences from the Web for incomplete
It felt to Frailey like a heartbreaking and incomplete way to end a years-long relationship.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Data in Maine, New Jersey and New York was incomplete, so they have been omitted from the table.There Have Been 38 Statewide Elections During The Pandemic. Here’s How They Went.|Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com)|August 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It’s an incomplete chapter in the story of an equally incomplete Hall of Fame career.Nomar Garciaparra’s Full Career Wasn’t Enough For Cooperstown — But It Was Still Damn Good|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 28, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
We’ve learned that if a set of axioms is consistent, then it is incomplete.
Use dynamic remarketing on incomplete activities, and abandoned baskets.How to increase online sales in three easy steps through PPC ads|Inna Yatsyna|May 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
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
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
Any list of presidential sex symbols would be incomplete without Bill Clinton.
Height of response is thus decreased by incomplete recovery.Response in the Living and Non-Living|Jagadis Chunder Bose
Consequently loss of power by cooling and by incomplete expansion cannot be avoided.
Paying no taxes and rendering no assistance in the administration of the Empire, his duty to his sovereign is incomplete.Chinese Sketches|Herbert A. Giles
The child must not be discouraged by harsh criticism, but neither must an incomplete recitation be accepted as a complete one.The Recitation|George Herbert Betts
Such advice will not serve as a screen if based on a fragmentary, incomplete statement of facts.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