Temporary grade indicating that the student has not met all course assignments at the end of the term.

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1. Not complete; not filled up; not finished; not having all its parts, or not having them all adjusted; imperfect; defective. "A most imperfect and incomplete divine." (Milton)

2. <botany> Wanting any of the usual floral organs; said of a flower.

<mathematics> Incomplete equation, an equation some of whose terms are wanting; or one in which the coefficient of some one or more of the powers of the unknown quantity is equal to 0.

Origin: L. Incompletus: cf. F. Incomplet. See In- not, and Complete.

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