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Meaning of COMPLEMENTARY

Pronunciation:  `kâmplu'menturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [adj]  acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or suggestive of complementation; "interchangeable electric outlets"
  4. [adj]  of words so related that each is the negation of the other; "`male' and `female' are complementary terms"
 

COMPLEMENTARY is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: antonymous, complemental, complementary color, completing, inessential, interchangeable, reciprocal, unessential
 
 See Also: chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Com`ple*men"ta*ry\, a.
    Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary
    numbers.
    
    {Complementary colors}. See under {Color}.
    
    {Complementary angles} (Math.), two angles whose sum is
       90[deg].
    
    
  2. \Com`ple*men"ta*ry\, n. [See {Complimentary}.]
    One skilled in compliments. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: analogous, answering, coequal, complemental, completing, completive, completory, consummative, consummatory, correspondent, corresponding, culminative, equipollent, equivalent, filling, fulfilling, homologous, perfective, reciprocal, reciprocative, tantamount
 

 

 

 

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