Definition of incomplete
- spoke in incomplete sentences
- an incomplete set of golf clubs
- an incomplete diet
- an incomplete flower without stamens
an incomplete set of encyclopedias
She handed in an incomplete assignment.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: lacking some part : not finished : not complete
American football of a forward pass : not caught by the player the ball was thrown to
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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