incomplete Definition

  • 1not having all the necessary or appropriate parts
  • 2not finished or ended; partial

Using incomplete: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "incomplete" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The report is incomplete without the final section.

  • Example

    Her education remains incomplete without a degree.

  • Example

    The painting is still incomplete.

  • Example

    The project was left incomplete due to lack of funding.

incomplete Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with incomplete

  • a medical condition where parts of the fetus or placenta remain in the uterus after an abortion procedure


    She had to undergo another procedure to remove the remaining tissue after an incomplete abortion.

  • incomplete dominance

    a genetic phenomenon where neither of two alleles is dominant over the other, resulting in a phenotype that is a mixture of the two


    In snapdragons, red flowers and white flowers exhibit incomplete dominance, producing pink flowers when crossed.

  • a type of insect development where the young resemble the adult but are smaller and have different body proportions


    Grasshoppers undergo incomplete metamorphosis, with nymphs resembling miniature adults.


Summary: incomplete in Brief

The term 'incomplete' [ˌɪnkəmˈpliːt] refers to something that is lacking necessary parts or unfinished. It can describe a report, education, painting, or project. 'Incomplete' also extends into phrases like 'incomplete abortion,' a medical condition, 'incomplete dominance,' a genetic phenomenon, and 'incomplete metamorphosis,' a type of insect development.

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