Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “incomplete”

See all translations

incomplete

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.kəmˈpliːt/ us  
not having some parts, or not finished: The decision was based on incomplete or inaccurate information. The building is still incomplete.
incompletely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The chemical properties of coal are still incompletely understood.
incompleteness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  

incomplete

noun [C] /ˌɪn.kəmˈpliːt/ US
a mark, usually temporary, received when some of the work for a class has not been finished: He failed to hand in his term paper, so he got an incomplete for the course.
Translations of “incomplete”
in Korean 미완성의…
in Arabic ناقِص…
in French incomplet…
in Turkish yarım, eksik, noksan…
in Italian incompleto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不完整的, 未完成的…
in Russian неполный, незавершенный…
in Polish niepełny…
in Spanish incompleto…
in Portuguese incompleto…
in German unvollständig…
in Catalan incomplet…
in Japanese 未完成の, 不完全な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不完整的, 未完成的…
(Definition of incomplete from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of incomplete?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “incomplete” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More