From Middle English compleet (“full, complete”), a borrowing 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)
- 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) (mugiṃcu)
- 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.
- (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
- (computing theory) With respect to a complexity class, used of a problem that is in that class and such that every other problem in that 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
- ^ Sainsbury, Mark  Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), page 358.