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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [in-kuh m-pleet]
    • /ˌɪn kəmˈplit/
    • /ˌɪn.kəmˈpliːt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [in-kuh m-pleet]
    • /ˌɪn kəmˈplit/

Definitions of incompletely word

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

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Origin of incompletely

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
First recorded in 1350-1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word incomplētus. See in-3, complete

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Parts of speech for Incompletely


incompletely popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

incompletely usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for incompletely

adv incompletely

  • inadequately — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  • faultier — having faults or defects; imperfect.
  • imperfectly — of, relating to, or characterized by defects or weaknesses: imperfect vision.

adverb incompletely

Antonyms for incompletely

adverb incompletely

  • collectively — formed by collection.
  • regardful — observant; attentive; heedful (often followed by of): a man regardful of the feelings of others.
  • in full — completely filled; containing all that can be held; filled to utmost capacity: a full cup.
  • exclusively — To the exclusion of others ; only; solely.
  • on the whole — comprising the full quantity, amount, extent, number, etc., without diminution or exception; entire, full, or total: He ate the whole pie. They ran the whole distance.

adjective incompletely

  • bar none — You use bar none to add emphasis to a statement that someone or something is the best of their kind.

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