From Middle English compleet (“full, complete”), borrowed 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).
- IPA(key): /kəmˈpliːt/
- Rhymes: -iːt
- Hyphenation: com‧plete
complete (third-person singular simple present completes, present participle completing, simple past and past participle completed)
- (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.
- Arabic: اِنْتَهَى (intahā), أَكْمَلَ (ʾakmala)
- Armenian: please add this translation if you can
- Catalan: complir (ca)
- Mandarin: 完成 (zh) (wánchéng)
- Czech: dokončit (cs)
- Dutch: voltooien (nl)
- Esperanto: kompleti
- Finnish: tehdä loppuun, saada valmiiksi
- French: accomplir (fr), terminer (fr)
- Georgian: დამთავრება (damtavreba), მორჩნა (morčna), დასრულება (dasruleba)
- German: beenden (de), fertigstellen (de), fertigmachen (de)
- Greek: ολοκληρώνω (el) (olokliróno)
- Hebrew: סיים (siyém)
- Hungarian: elvégez (hu), befejez
- Ido: kompletigar (io)
- Italian: completare, compiere (it)
- Japanese: 完了する (ja) (kanryō suru), 全うする (mattō suru), 終える (ja) (oeru)
- Kazakh: бітіру (kk) (bitirw), аяқтау (ayaqtaw)
- Khmer: please add this translation if you can
- Sorani: تهواو کردن (tawAw kirdin)
- Lao: ໝົດ (mot)
- Maori: whakatepe (without any omissions)
- Mongolian: please add this translation if you can
- Bokmål: fullføre, gjøre ferdig
- Nynorsk: fullføre, gjere ferdig
- Polish: ukończyć (pl)
- Portuguese: terminar (pt), acabar (pt), concluir (pt)
- Romanian: completa (ro), termina (ro)
- Russian: заверша́ть (ru) impf (zaveršátʹ), заверши́ть (ru) pf (zaveršítʹ), зака́нчивать (ru) impf (zakánčivatʹ), зако́нчить (ru) pf (zakónčitʹ)
- Slovene: dokončati, zaključiti
- Spanish: terminar (es), completar (es)
- Swedish: slutföra (sv), färdigställa (sv), göra färdig (sv)
- Telugu: పూర్తిచేయు (te) (pūrticēyu), ముగించు (te) (mugiñcu)
- Thai: please add this translation if you can
- Turkish: tamamlamak (tr)
- Vietnamese: please add this translation if you can
- Westrobothnian: fäl
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complete (comparative completer or more complete, superlative completest or most complete)
- 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.
2012 March-April, Terrence J. Sejnowski, “Well-connected Brains”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 171:
- Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.
- Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
When your homework is complete, you can go and play with Martin.
1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in 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 to a point within the space.
- (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) In which every semantically valid well-formed formula is 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
- (computing theory, of a problem) That is in a given complexity class and is such that every other problem in the class can be reduced to it (usually in polynomial time or logarithmic space).
2007, Yi-Kai Liu, The Complexity of the Consistency and N-representability Problems for Quantum States, page 17:
- QMA arises naturally in the study of quantum computation, and it also has a complete problem, Local Hamiltonian, which is a generalization of k-SAT.
2009, Sanjeev Arora and Boaz Barak, Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach, page 137:
- BPP behaves differently in some ways from other classes we have seen. For example, we know of no complete languages for BPP.
Terms derived from complete
with everything included
- Arabic: كَامِل (kāmil)
- Asturian: completu
- Belarusian: по́ўны (póŭny)
- Bulgarian: пъ́лен (bg) m (pǎ́len), цял (bg) (cjal)
- Catalan: complet (ca) m, completa (ca) f
- Mandarin: 完全 (zh) (wánquán)
- Czech: úplný (cs) m, plný (cs)
- Dutch: volledig (nl), compleet (nl), allesomvattend (less used), algeheel (nl)
- Esperanto: kompleta (eo)
- Finnish: täydellinen (fi)
- French: complet (fr) m, complète (fr) f
- Galician: completo (gl)
- Georgian: სრული (sruli)
- German: ganz (de), komplett (de), vollständig (de)
- Greek: πλήρης (el) m, f (plíris), πλήρες (el) n (plíres)
- Hindi: पूरा (hi) (pūrā)
- Indonesian: lengkap (id), sempurna (id), komplit (id)
- Interlingua: complete
- Irish: líonmhar, foirfe
- Italian: completo (it) m, completa (it) f
- Japanese: 完全な (ja) (kanzen na), 全い (mattai)
- Sorani: تهواو (ku) (tawAw)
- Latvian: pilnīgs
finished; ended; concluded; completed
generic intensifier derived from "complete"
of metric space: such that every Cauchy sequence converges in it
of a lattice: such that every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound
of a category: such that all small limits exist
of a proof system: such that any semantically valid formula is also provable
complete (plural completes)
- A completed survey.
- 1994, industry research published in Quirk's Marketing Research Review, Volume 8, p. 125; Research Services Directory Blue Book, published by the Marketing Research Association, p 552; and Green Book, Volume 32, published by the New York Chapter, American Marketing Association, p. 451
- “If SSI says we're going to get two completes an hour, the sample will yield two Qualifieds to do the survey with us.”
- 2013, Residential Rates OIR webinar published by PG&E, January 31, 2013
- “…our market research professionals continue to advise us that providing the level of detail necessary to customize to each typical customer type would require the survey to be too lengthy and it would be difficult to get enough completes.”
- 2016, "Perceptions of Oral Cancer Screenings Compared to Other Cancer Screenings: A Pilot Study", thesis for Idaho State University by M. Colleen Stephenson.
- “Don’t get discouraged if you’re on a job that is difficult to get completes on! Everyone else on the job is most likely struggling, and there will be easier surveys that you will dial on.”
- ^ Sainsbury, Mark  Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), page 358.