- (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
Synonyms for incomplete
Related Words for incompletelyinadequately
Examples from the Web for incompletely
Historical Examples of incompletely
He had come in from the firing-line, and had incompletely dodged a stone."Wee Tim'rous Beasties"
The bird life of the northern Marianas is also incompletely known.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
Capsule 1-celled or incompletely 3-celled by intrusion of the placent, many-seeded.
Pod 1-celled, or incompletely 2–4-celled at base, 4-toothed at the apex.
But the meaning of color, or change of color in a star is as yet only incompletely ascertained.Astronomy
- (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