# What is a Complete Word™?

This puzzle is based off the What is a Word™ and What is a Phrase™ series started by JLee and their spin-off What is a Number™ series.

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Complete Word™. Use the following examples to find the rule:

$$% set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer than the title bar. % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\textbf{ Complete }} % \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\ \def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\Title\textbf{Words }^™\Pad}\def\NT{\Pad\textbf{Not}\T\ }\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[yellow]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2017.02.04}\S{6px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\Pad\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\Pad\T&\NT\\\hline % \text{BEN}&\text{BILL}\\ \hline \text{BEAT}&\text{SLAP}\\ \hline \text{GEEK}&\text{NERD}\\ \hline \text{ABBEY}&\text{CHURCH}\\ \hline \text{ACHING}&\text{TIRING}\\ \hline \text{BALDING}&\text{RECEDING}\\ \hline \text{ABDICATING}&\text{RENOUNCING}\\ \hline \end{array}$$

CSV version:

Ben,Bill
Beat,Slap
Geek,Nerd
Abbey,Church
Aching,Tiring
Balding,Receding
Abdicating,Renouncing


These aren't the only Complete Words™, there are others that exist.

As a bonus, (when it's possible to do so) I will award a bounty to the person that finds the longest Complete Word. This must be a real word (in English). The bounty will be awarded 24 hours after the accepted answer.

If I'm not allowed to do the above, please tell me to edit.

Edit: Correct answer has been identified and accepted at 22:45 GMT 7th March 2018.

• After seeing the solution, I have to ask: why "complete"? I don't see how the property is related to the name. – Deusovi Mar 8 '18 at 0:57
• @Deusovi Sorry I missed that, nobody has solved that part. I'll not say just yet in case somebody comes up with it. – Jack Pettinger Mar 8 '18 at 7:23

A Complete Word satisfies the property that

If we convert the letters into numbers corresponding to their position in the alphabet, the answer is 7 times the length of the word.

Examples

ACHING = 1+3+8+9+14+7 = 42 = 7*6
GEEK = 7+5+5+11 = 28 = 7*4
ABDICATING = 1+2+4+9+3+1+20+9+14+7 = 70 = 7*10

Bonus suggestion

Amidocaffeine = 91 = 7*13

Apologies for the edits, I made several incorrect calculations before arriving at the answer.

• i'm always curious how one can find an answer to these quickly; Is there like software or algorithm for these, or it just come to your sense? However if there IS such exists please do not provide links as I do not want to destroy these fun riddles – Alex Mar 7 '18 at 18:54
• @Alex, for these 'What is a ___ word?' puzzles, I always employ a few simple strategies at the beginning to try and see the connection - alphabet association, positions of letters on the keyboard, numeric substitution, morse code, etc. Sometimes you get an easy win that way. For the bonus part I did use python with a standard dictionary (although not guaranteed to contain all viable words). – hexomino Mar 8 '18 at 9:44
• awesome thanks! Yea it make sense to have codes to decode these riddle. But you will need the right strategies you mentions before going there i guess. – Alex Mar 8 '18 at 16:08

If hexomino's answer is correct, I would guess one of these being the longest Complete Word™:

SEMIACADEMICAL = 19 + 5 + 13 + 9 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 4 + 5 + 13 + 9 + 3 + 1 + 12 = 98/7 = 14 CHROOCOCCACEAE = 3 + 8 + 18 + 15 + 15 + 3 + 15 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 3 + 5 + 1 + 5 = 98/7 = 14

A slightly shorter, but much more common, Complete Word™ is:

BACKBREAKING = 2 + 1 + 3 + 11 + 2 + 18 + 5 + 1 + 11 + 9 + 14 + 7 = 84/7 = 12

• I awarded you the bounty for the longest Complete word, specifically this was for the word Backbreaking. Other words put forward were not recognized in the dictionarys I looked in. – Jack Pettinger Mar 13 '18 at 13:15

The set of complete words is a closed. So, a complete word plus another complete word is also a complete word. We can thus construct words from other words. For instance geekabdicating is one such word, which probably is not accepted as a solution. If we restrict ourselves to dictionary words

we can get Chroococcaceae (I guess it is originally Latin), which is a cyanobacteria family. One letter longer than Amidocaffeine :-)