- compleat ( archaic )
- IPA: /kəmˈpliːt/
- Rhymes: -iːt
- With all parts included; with nothing missing; full .
- Finished; ended; concluded; completed .
- Generic intensifier .
- ( 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 .
- ( 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
- ^ Sainsbury, Mark  Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic. Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong ( 2010 ), p. 358 .
From Middle English compleet ( “full, complete” ), from Old French complet or Latin completus, past participle of complere ( “to fill up, fill full, fulfil, complete” ), from com- + *plere ( “to fill” ), akin to full: see full and plenty and compare deplete, replete. Compare also complement, compliment .
Explanation of complete by Wordnet Dictionary
- a complete meal
- a complete wardrobe
- a complete set of the Britannica
- a complete set of china
- a complete defeat
- a complete accounting
- the harvesting was complete
- a complete coward
- a complete gentleman
- a complete musician
- Complete ( kŏmplēt ), a. [L. completus, p. p. of complere to fill up; com- + plere to fill. See Full, a., and cf. Comply, Compline.]
1. Filled up; with no part or element lacking; free from deficiency; entire; perfect; consummate. “Complete perfections.” Milton.
Ye are complete in him. Col. ii. 10.
That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel
Revisit'st thus the glimpses of the moon. Shak.
2. Finished; ended; concluded; completed; as, “the edifice is complete”.
This course of vanity almost complete. Prior.
3. ( Bot. ) Having all the parts or organs which belong to it or to the typical form; having calyx, corolla, stamens, and pistil.
Syn. -- See Whole.
- Complete, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Completed; p. pr. & vb. n. Completing.] To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, “to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education”.
Bred only and completed to the taste
Of lustful appetence. Milton.
And, to complete her bliss, a fool for mate. Pope.
Syn. -- To perform; execute; terminate; conclude; finish; end; fill up; achieve; realize; effect; consummate; accomplish; effectuate; fulfill; bring to pass.
Definition of complete by GCIDE Dictionary