Mathematical English Usage - a Dictionary

by Jerzy Trzeciak

complete

1

[see also: whole, entire, full, total]

The proof of the lemma is complete. [Not: “completed”; cf. next example]

2

[see also: accomplish, finish]

The proof is completed by invoking Theorem 5.

This completes our argument for (1).

......, which completes the proof. [Not: “what completes the proof”]



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