Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of not being complete
  • n. Something which is not completed
  • n. A forward pass which is not caught inbounds by the intended receiver

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lack of completion; incompleteness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Incompleteness; the state of being unfinished.

Etymologies

in- +‎ completion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tennessee blew chances to build a bigger halftime lead when Shaun Phillips pressured Vince Young into a third-down incompletion from the Chargers 12 that left the Titans settling for a field goal, and Shawne Merriman jarred a fumble from Chris Brown on another drive to the 12, recovered by Phillips.

    Rivers rises to challenge, sets Bolts for Colts

  • The Cavaliers had their chances in the fourth quarter, but couldn't make plays when they counted most, including an incompletion from the 2-yard line on fourth down.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • On Dallas 'first drive, a third-and-11 incompletion from the Detroit 21 turned into a first down courtesy of illegal contact by Lions safety Jon McGraw.

    USATODAY.com - Scores

  • Think back, for example, to Calvin Johnson's TD in Week 1 that was inexplicably called an incompletion that allowed the Bears to win.

    NY Daily News

  • He then drove for a field goal at the end of the half - after a 12-play drive ended in a failed fourth-and-goal at the 1 - by completing 3 of 4 passes (the incompletion was the spike) for 26 yards.

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • The incompletion was the only one of the game for Wilcox, who went 9-of-10 for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

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  • At the same time, Kate betrays a kind of incompletion in her own life.

    Shakespeare

  • Drops are one kind of incompletion, but one fans especially despise.

    Field Gulls

  • Not coincidentally, this is almost always stuff that represents some kind of incompletion, functional fuzziness, or procrastination on your part. "

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  • On the first, Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty burst through the center of the Atlanta offensive line and drilled Ryan as he released the football, forcing an incompletion.

    Pass Rush Frazzles Ryan; Now a Tougher Test Looms

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