Etymology
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incomplete (adj.)
late 14c., from Late Latin incompletus "incomplete," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + completus (see complete (adj.)). Related: Incompletely; incompleteness.
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incompletion (n.)
1780, "incomplete condition," noun of state from incomplete. In reference to football passes, by 1926.
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half-measure (n.)
"incomplete effort," 1798, from half + measure (n.).
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atelectasis (n.)
"incomplete expansion of the lungs," 1836, medical Latin, from Greek ateles "imperfect, incomplete" (see atelo-) + ektosis "extention," from ek "out of, from" (see ex-) + teinein "to stretch," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch." Related: Atelectatic.
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undress (n.)
"state of partial or incomplete dress," 1680s, from undress (v.). Meaning "ordinary dress" is from 1748.
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inconsummate (adj.)
"unfinished, incomplete," 1640s, from Late Latin inconsummatus "unfinished," from in- "not" (see in- (1) + consummatus "perfected, complete," past participle of consummare "sum up, to complete" (see consummation).
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unmade (adj.)
mid-13c., "not yet made, unfinished, incomplete," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of make (v.).
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oddments (n.)

"odd articles or remnants, things not reckoned or included, articles belonging to broken or incomplete sets," 1780, a hybrid with a Latin suffix on a Germanic word, from odd (q.v.), on model of fragments. Related: Oddment.

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pilaster (n.)

"a square column or pillar," 1570s, from French pilastre (1540s), from Italian pilastro, from Medieval Latin pilastrum (mid-14c.), from pila, "buttress, pile" (from Latin pila, see pillar) + Latin -aster, suffix "expressing incomplete resemblance" [Barnhart].

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atelo- 
word-forming element meaning "imperfect development or structure," from Greek ateles "imperfect, incomplete," literally "without an end," from a- "not, without" (see a- (3)) + telos "the end, fulfillment, completion" (see telos).
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