Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Incompleteness; the state of being unfinished.

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

  • noun Lack of completion; incompleteness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of not being complete
  • noun countable Something which is not completed
  • noun countable, American football A forward pass which is not caught inbounds by the intended receiver

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

in- +‎ completion

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

  • 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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