[in-kom-pi-tuh nt] /ɪnˈkɒm pɪ tənt/
not competent; lacking qualification or ability; incapable:
an incompetent candidate.
characterized by or showing incompetence:
His incompetent acting ruined the play.
an incompetent person; a mentally deficient person.
Law. a person lacking power to act with legal effectiveness.
not possessing the necessary ability, skill, etc to do or carry out a task; incapable
marked by lack of ability, skill, etc
(law) not legally qualified: an incompetent witness
(of rock strata, folds, etc) yielding readily to pressure so as to undergo structural deformation
an incompetent person
1610s, “insufficient,” from French incompétent, from Late Latin incompetentem (nominative incompetens) “insufficient,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + Latin competentem (see competent). Sense of “lacking qualification or ability” first recorded 1630s. The noun meaning “incompetent person” is from 1866. Related: Incompetently.
incompetent in·com·pe·tent (ĭn-kŏm’pĭ-tənt)
[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 […]
noun 1. a miscarriage in which some fetal or placental tissue remains in the uterus. incomplete abortion in·com·plete abortion (ĭn’kəm-plēt’) n. Abortion in which all of the products of conception are not expelled from the uterus.
- Incomplete antibody
incomplete antibody n. See serum agglutinin.
- Incomplete antigen
incomplete antigen n. See hapten.