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complementary

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Complementary \Com'ple*men"ta*ry\, adjective 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Complementary \Com'ple*men"ta*ry\, noun [See {Complimentary}.] One skilled in compliments. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

complementary

adjective

1: of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other; "'male' and 'female' are complementary terms"

2: acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole) [syn: {complemental}, {complementary}, {completing}]

noun

1: either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments); "yellow and blue are complementaries" [syn: {complementary color}, {complementary}]


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