Incompletely



[in-kuh m-pleet] /ˌɪn kəmˈplit/

adjective
1.
not complete; lacking some part.
2.
Football. (of a forward pass) not completed; not caught by a receiver.
3.
Engineering. noting a truss the panel points of which are not entirely connected so as to form a system of triangles.
Compare (def 8), (def 5c).
4.
Logic, Philosophy.

noun
5.
Education. a temporary grade indicating that a student has not fulfilled one or more of the essential requirements for a course:
If I don’t hand in my term paper for last semester’s English course, the professor is going to change my incomplete to an F.
/ˌɪnkəmˈpliːt/
adjective
1.
not complete or finished
2.
not completely developed; imperfect
3.
(logic)

adv.

early 15c., from incomplete + -ly (2).
adj.

late 14c., from Latin incompletus “incomplete,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + completus (see complete).

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