be54 complement - Definition of complement at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define complement)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Complement \Com"ple*ment\, noun [L. complementun: cf. F. compl['e]ment. See {Complete}, verb (used with an object), and cf. {Compliment}.] 1. That which fills up or completes; the quantity or number required to fill a thing or make it complete. 2. That which is required to supply a deficiency, or to complete a symmetrical whole. 3. Full quantity, number, or amount; a complete set; completeness. 4. (Math.) A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity. 5. Something added for ornamentation; an accessory. [Obs.] 6. (Naut.) The whole working force of a vessel. 7. (Mus.) The interval wanting to complete the octave; -- the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third. 8. A compliment. [Obs.] --Shak. {Arithmetical complement of a number} (Math.), the difference between that number and the next higher power of 10; as, 4 is the complement of 6, and 16 of 84. {Complement of an arc} or {Complement of an angle} (Geom.), the difference between that arc or angle and 90[deg]. {Complement of a parallelogram}. (Math.) See {Gnomon}. {In her complement} (Her.), said of the moon when represented as full. From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Complement \Com"ple*ment\, verb (used with an object) 1. To supply a lack; to supplement. [R.] 2. To compliment. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor. From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:noun 2: a complete number or quantity; "a full complement" 3: number needed to make up whole force; "a full complement of workers" [syn: {full complement}] 4: something added to complete or make perfect; "a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner" 5: one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response verb 1: make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to; "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]: From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]: complement The other value or values in the set of possible values. See {logical complement}, {bitwise complement}, {set complement}. (1995-01-24) Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0