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Supplementary vs. Complementary

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  • Supplementary (adjective)

    Additional; added to supply what is wanted.

  • Supplementary (noun)

    Something additional; an extra.

  • Complementary (adjective)

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

  • Complementary (adjective)

    Of the specific pairings of the bases in DNA and RNA.

  • Complementary (adjective)

    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.)

  • Complementary (noun)

    A complementary colour.

  • Complementary (noun)

    One skilled in compliments.

  • Complementary (noun)

    An angle which adds with another to equal 90 degrees.

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Webster Dictionary
  • Supplementary (adjective)

    added to complete or make up a deficiency;

    "produced supplementary volumes"

    "additional reading"

  • Supplementary (adjective)

    functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity;

    "the main library and its auxiliary branches"

  • Complementary (noun)

    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"

  • Complementary (adjective)

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

  • Complementary (adjective)

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

    "`male' and `female' are complementary terms"

  • Complementary (adjective)

    of or relating to or suggestive of complementation;

    "interchangeable electric outlets"

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