From Middle English compleet (“full, complete”), from Old French complet or Latin completus, past participle of compleō (“I fill up, I complete”) (whence also complement, compliment), from com- + pleō (“I fill, I fulfill”) (whence also deplete, replete, plenty), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₁- (“to fill”) (English full).
- compleat (archaic)
- (transitive) To finish; to make done; to reach the end.
- He completed the assignment on time.
- (transitive) To make whole or entire.
- The last chapter completes the book nicely.
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- With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.
- My life will be complete once I buy this new television.
- She offered me complete control of the project.
- After she found the rook, the chess set was complete.
- Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
- When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
- In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete. The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness. The Celebrity as a matter of course was master of ceremonies.
- Generic intensifier.
- He is a complete bastard!
- It was a complete shock when he turned up on my doorstep.
- Our vacation was a complete disaster.
- (analysis, Of a metric space) in which every Cauchy sequence converges.
- (algebra, Of a lattice) in which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.
- (mathematics, Of a category) in which all small limits exist.
- (logic, of a proof system of a formal system) With respect to a given semantics, that any well-formed formula which is (semantically) valid must also be provable.
- Gödel's first incompleteness theorem showed that Principia could not be both consistent and complete. According to the theorem, for every sufficiently powerful logical system (such as Principia), there exists a statement G that essentially reads, "The statement G cannot be proved." Such a statement is a sort of Catch-22: if G is provable, then it is false, and the system is therefore inconsistent; and if G is not provable, then it is true, and the system is therefore incomplete.WP
- complete in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- complete in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- ^ Sainsbury, Mark  Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), p. 358.
complete f pl
- feminine plural of
- second-person plural present active imperative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- first-person singular imperative of
- third-person singular imperative of
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of completar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of completar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of completar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of completar.