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Definition of Complement


  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. A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity.
  5. Something added for ornamentation; an accessory.
  6. The whole working force of a vessel.
  7. The interval wanting to complete the octave; -- the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third.
  8. A compliment.
  9. To supply a lack; to supplement.
  10. To compliment.
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Complement Translations

complement in French is appoint
complement in Italian is completamento
complement in Spanish is complemento
complement in Swedish is fyllnad