Complete vs Response - What's the difference?

complete | response |

As a verb complete

is .

As a noun response is

(senseid)an answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.



Alternative forms

* compleat (archaic)


  • To finish; to make done; to reach the end.
  • He completed the assignment on time.
  • To make whole or entire.
  • The last chapter completes the book nicely.

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See


    * accomplish * finish


  • With all parts included; with nothing missing; full.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author= , title=Well-connected Brains , volume=100, issue=2, page=171 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=Creating a complete map of the human connectome would therefore be a monumental milestone but not the end of the journey to understanding how our brains work.}}
  • Finished; ended; concluded; completed.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete . The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness. The Celebrity as a matter of course was master of ceremonies.}}
  • (Generic intensifier).
  • (analysis, Of a metric space) in which every Cauchy sequence converges.
  • (algebra, Of a lattice) in which every set with a lower bound has a greatest lower bound.
  • (math, Of a category) in which all small limits exist.
  • (logic, of a proof system of a formal system)   With respect to a given semantics, that any well-formed formula which is (semantically) valid must also be provable.Sainsbury, Mark [2001] Logical Forms : An Introduction to Philosophical Logic . Blackwell Publishing, Hong Kong (2010), p. 358.
  • * Gödel's first incompleteness theorem showed that Principia'' could not be both consistent and complete. According to the theorem, for every sufficiently powerful logical system (such as ''Principia''), there exists a statement ''G'' that essentially reads, "The statement ''G'' cannot be proved." Such a statement is a sort of Catch-22: if ''G'' is provable, then it is false, and the system is therefore inconsistent; and if ''G is not provable, then it is true, and the system is therefore incomplete.(w)
  • Synonyms

    * (with everything included) entire, total * (finished) done


    * incomplete

    Derived terms

    * bicomplete * cocomplete * completeness * completist * completely * completion



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    (en noun)
  • (senseid)An answer or reply, or something in the nature of an answer or reply.
  • (senseid)The act of responding or replying; reply: as, to speak in response to a question.
  • An oracular answer.
  • (liturgics ) A verse, sentence, phrase, or word said or sung by the choir or congregation in sequence or reply to the priest or officiant.
  • (liturgics ) A versicle or anthem said or sung during or after a lection; a respond or responsory.
  • A reply to an objection in formal disputation.
  • An online advertising performance metric representing one click-through from an online ad to its destination URL.
  • A reaction to a stimulus or provocation.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [ David M. Pelz
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Stents to Prevent Stroke , passage=As we age, the major arteries of our bodies frequently become thickened with plaque, a fatty material with an oatmeal-like consistency that builds up along the inner lining of blood vessels. The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response , which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.}}


    * 1338 , , Middle English Chronicle *: What was his respons written, I ne sauh no herd. * 1842 , , The Two Voices *: Then did my response clearer fall:
    "No compound of this earthly ball
    Is like another, all in all." * 1874 , , Sensation and Intuition , p. 17. *: There seems a vast psychological interval between an emotional response to the action of some grateful stimulus and the highly complex intellectual and emotional development implied in a distinct appreciation of objective beauty.

    Derived terms

    * consultary response


    * reaction


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