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complementary


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complementary  \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]. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Complementary  \Com`ple*men"ta*ry\,  n.  [See  {Complimentary}.] 
  One  skilled  in  compliments.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  complementary 
  adj  1:  acting  as  or  providing  a  complement  (something  that 
  completes  the  whole)  [syn:  {complemental},  {completing}] 
  2:  of  words  so  related  that  each  is  the  negation  of  the  other 
  "`male'  and  `female'  are  complementary  terms" 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  or  suggestive  of  complementation; 
  "interchangeable  electric  outlets"  [syn:  {interchangeable}] 




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