Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being complete; perfectness; entireness; thoroughness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being complete.

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  • noun the state or condition of being complete
  • noun logic The property of a logical theory that whenever a wff is valid then it must also be a theorem. Symbolically, letting T represent a theory within logic L, this can be represented as the property that whenever is true, then must also be true, for any wff φ of logic L.

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  • noun the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed
  • noun (logic) an attribute of a logical system that is so constituted that a contradiction arises if any proposition is introduced that cannot be derived from the axioms of the system

Etymologies

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complete +‎ -ness

Examples

  • This kind of completeness is rare in parasitic twins, especially among fetus in fetu, which tend not to be "alive" in the sense we think of, but rather a sort of growth in human form.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • This kind of completeness is rare in parasitic twins, especially among fetus in fetu, which tend not to be "alive" in the sense we think of, but rather a sort of growth in human form.

    How Twins Go Bad

  • The Llangollen couple were famous for their gardens, and Dorothy creates here likewise a "garden stored with fruits and flowers/And sunny seats and shady bowers," supporting a life whose completeness is emphasized through the repetition of

    'Put to the Blush': Romantic Irregularities and Sapphic Tropes

  • For us moderns that which most profoundly marks a narrative poem as an epic, is a certain completeness and harmony, a general impression of rest, however the various episodes may be charged with suffering and struggle.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1924 - Presentation

  • So, dying isn’t bad, for the person who dies, they are truely going home to be whole and loved in completeness again.

    We, Who Need Such Great Mysteries | Her Bad Mother

  • In most applications of preference logic, it is taken for granted that the following property, called completeness or connectedness, should be satisfied:

    Preferences

  • Secondly, the other direction, that is, the completeness part, is proved by what is really known as the Lindenbaum-Tarski method.

    Propositional Consequence Relations and Algebraic Logic

  • Then we establish a converse, called completeness, that an argument is valid only if it is derivable.

    Classical Logic

  • But this higher completeness, which is beauty, whether it happen to exist or not, is never the immediate aim of Nature.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • The instinct for completeness, which is one of the dominating characteristics of his mind, compelled him to consent.

    The History of the Telephone

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  • (analysis)

    a metric space is called complete if every Cauchy sequence converges to an element of the space

    March 21, 2011