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Definition of Complementary


  1. Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers.
  2. One skilled in compliments.

Complementary Quotations

For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole - their mind, body, and spirit.
Naomi Judd

The ethic of conviction and the ethic of responsibility are not opposites. They are complementary to one another.
Max Weber

Electricity is an example of a general purpose technology, like the steam engine before it. General purpose technologies drive most economic growth, because they unleash cascades of complementary innovations, like lightbulbs and, yes, factory redesign.
Erik Brynjolfsson

Google has placed its faith in data, while Apple worships the power of design. This dichotomy made the two companies complementary. Apple would ship the phones and computers, while Google would provide Maps, Search, YouTube, and other web tools that made the devices more useful.
Ben Parr

The growing economic potential of India and Russia is mutually complementary in many respects.
Vladimir Putin
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Complementary Translations

complementary in Dutch is aanvullend
complementary in Portuguese is complementar
complementary in Spanish is complementario
complementary in Swedish is komplementerande