Definitions for complementaryˌkɒm pləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri
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complementary color, complementary(adj)
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"
of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
"`male' and `female' are complementary terms"
complemental, complementary, completing(adj)
acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)
Acting as a complement.
Of the specific pairings of the bases in DNA and RNA.
Pertaining to pairs of properties in quantum mechanics that are inversely related to each other, such as speed & position and energy & time. (See also Heisenberg uncertainty principle.)
serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers
one skilled in compliments
Origin: [See Complimentary.]
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