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Supplementary vs. Complementary

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Supplementaryadjective

Additional; added to supply what is wanted.

Complementaryadjective

Acting as a complement; making up a whole with something else.

Supplementarynoun

Something additional; an extra.

Complementaryadjective

(genetics) Of the specific pairings of the bases in DNA and RNA.

Supplementaryadjective

added to complete or make up a deficiency;

‘produced supplementary volumes’; ‘additional reading’;

Complementaryadjective

(physics) Pertaining to pairs of properties in quantum mechanics that are inversely related to each other, such as speed and position, or energy and time. (See also Heisenberg uncertainty principle.)

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Supplementaryadjective

functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity;

‘the main library and its auxiliary branches’;

Complementarynoun

A complementary colour.

Supplementaryadjective

completing or enhancing something

‘the development of databases supplementary to existing ones’; ‘the programme offers supplementary information about the news’;

Complementarynoun

(obsolete) One skilled in compliments.

Supplementarynoun

a supplementary person or thing.

Complementarynoun

An angle which adds with another to equal 90 degrees.

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Supplementarynoun

a question asked in parliament following the answer to a tabled one.

Complementaryadjective

Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers.

Complementarynoun

One skilled in compliments.

Complementarynoun

either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or gray (in the case of pigments);

‘yellow and blue are complementaries’;

Complementaryadjective

acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

Complementaryadjective

of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other;

‘`male' and `female' are complementary terms’;

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Complementaryadjective

of or relating to or suggestive of complementation;

‘interchangeable electric outlets’;

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