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incomplete

in·com·plete

incomplete

pronunciation:
In km plit
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not complete; unfinished.
antonyms:
complete, full, whole
similar words:
careless, partial, rough
definition 2: in football, not having been caught.
an incomplete forward pass
antonyms:
complete
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a grade given temporarily until a student has completed the requirements of a course.
I got an incomplete in History because I have not yet finished the term paper.
derivations: incompletely (adv.), incompleteness (n.), incompletion (n.)
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The word incomplete contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.