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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Supplemental  \Sup`ple*men"tal\,  Supplementary 
  \Sup`ple*men"ta*ry\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  suppl['e]mentaire.] 
  Added  to  supply  what  is  wanted  additional;  being  or  serving 
  as  a  supplement;  as  a  supplemental  law;  a  supplementary 
  sheet  or  volume. 
  {Supplemental  air}  (Physiol.),  the  air  which  in  addition  to 
  the  residual  air  remains  in  the  lungs  after  ordinary 
  expiration,  but  which  unlike  the  residual  air,  can  be 
  expelled;  reserve  air. 
  {Supplemental  bill}  (Equity),  a  bill  filed  in  aid  of  an 
  original  bill  to  supply  some  deffect  in  the  latter,  or  to 
  set  forth  new  facts  which  can  not  be  done  by  amendment. 
  --Burrill.  --Daniel. 
  {Supplementary  chords}  (Math.),  in  an  ellipse  or  hyperbola, 
  any  two  chords  drawn  through  the  extremities  of  a 
  diameter,  and  intersecting  on  the  curve. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  added  to  complete  or  make  up  a  deficiency;  "produced 
  supplementary  volumes";  "additional  reading"  [syn:  {supplemental}, 
  2:  functioning  in  a  subsidiary  or  supporting  capacity;  "the 
  main  library  and  its  auxiliary  branches"  [syn:  {auxiliary}, 
  {subsidiary},  {supplemental}] 

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