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completeness

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n. ~ 1. The property of having every necessary step concluded with nothing wanting. - 2. The property of having all physical and intellectual components required by the process or laws regulating the system that created the record.

- complete, adj. ~ 3. Having every necessary step concluded with nothing wanting. - 4. Having all physical and intellectual components required by the process or laws regulating the system that created the record.

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In the context of records, completeness has the connotation of ensuring that all required information is included when the record is created. It is distinguished from sufficiency, which considers whether enough information has been captured; a form may be complete but insufficient. Completeness is distinguished from integrity, which relates to the potential of loss or degradation of information after it has been created.

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