Complementary meaning

kŏmplə-mĕntə-rē, -trē
The definition of complementary is someone or something that completes or makes someone or something better.

An example of complementary is drinking red wine with an Italian meal.

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A complementary colour.
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Relating to complementary medicine.
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(genetics) Relating to a group of genes that act in concert to produce a specific phenotype.
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(biochemistry) Relating to the specific pairing of the purines and pyrimidines between strands of a DNA or an RNA molecule.
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Acting as a complement.
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(genetics) Of the specific pairings of the bases in DNA and RNA.
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(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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Forming or serving as a complement; completing.

Finally acquired the complementary volumes that made a whole set.

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Offsetting mutual deficiencies or enhancing mutual strengths.
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Of or relating to complementary medicine.
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(genetics) Of or relating to a group of genes that act in concert to produce a specific phenotype.
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(biochemistry) Of or relating to the specific pairing of the purines and pyrimidines between strands of a DNA or an RNA molecule.
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(physics) Of or relating to the hypothesis that underlying properties of entities, especially subatomic particles, may manifest themselves in mutually exclusive forms at different times, depending on the conditions of the observation, and that any physical model that describes entities in terms of one form or the other will be incomplete.
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Acting as a complement; completing.
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Making up what is lacking in one another.
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Origin of complementary