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incompletion

Line breaks: in|com¦ple¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪnkəmˈpliːʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of incompletion in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] The state of lacking something or of having failed to complete something: humans with their profound sense of incompletion
More example sentences
  • This sense of incompletion, of unfinishedness, can keep us open to possibility, a way of thinking represented in Mason & Dixon by the imagined world inside the earth.
  • The first big effect is a sense of striving, a sense that combines hope with a feeling of incompletion.
  • Adam the second, in contrast, emerges in his selfhood not through self-expansion, but through a sense of incompletion and retraction.
2 American Football A forward pass which is not caught.
Example sentences
  • On Oakland's final four snaps - three incompletions and a catch for no gain - there was just straight coverage.
  • Favre threw three straight incompletions after having been frustrated for much of the second half with a total of 21 rushing yards and the Vikings' defenders draped all over Driver.
  • When you consider three of Manning's incompletions were blatant throwaways, he had an outstanding night.

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