Complete Definition of "complement"

English
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Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ˈkɒmpləmənt/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]@nt/
a|GenAm? IPA|/ˈkɑːmpləmənt/, SAMPA|/"kA:[email protected]@nt/

Homophones
compliment (in some dialects)

Verb
en-verb

  1. To complete.

#: We believe your addition will complement the team.

  1. To provide what the partner lacks and lack what the partner provides.

#: The flavors of the pepper and garlic complement each other, giving a very rich taste in combination.
#: I believe our talents really complement each other.

  1. To change a voltage, number, color, etc. to its complement.

Translations
trans-top|to complete
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trans-top|to provide what the partner lacks and lack what the partner provides
Finnish: t|fi|täydentää
Hebrew: t|he|להשלים|trle'hashlym|scHebr
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Spanish: t|es|complementar
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trans-top|to change a voltage, number, color, etc. to its complement
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Noun
en-noun

  1. Something which complements.

#: We believe you will make a good complement to our team.'

  1. geometry An angle which, together with a given angle, makes a right angle.
  2. settheory Given two sets, the set containing one set's elements that are not members of the other set; the relative complement.
  3. settheory The set containing exactly those elements of the universal set not in the given set; the absolute complement.

#: The complement of the odd numbers is the even numbers, relative to the natural numbers.

  1. logic An expression which is true when the other is false, and vice versa.
  2. electronics A voltage level with the opposite logical sense to the given one.
  3. A grammar A word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction in the predicate and that describes or is identified with the subject or object.

##Any word or group of words used to complete a grammatical construction, typically in the predicate, including adverbials, infinitives, and sometimes objects.
###complement clause

  1. computing A bit with the opposite value to the given one; the logical complement of a number.
  2. context|computing|mathematics The diminished radix complement of a number; the nines' complement of a decimal number; the ones' complement of a binary number.

#: The complement of <math>01100101_2</math> is <math>10011010_2</math>.

  1. context|computing|mathematics The radix complement of a number; the two's complement of a binary number.

#: The complement of <math>01100101_2</math> is <math>10011011_2</math>.

  1. context|computing|mathematics The numeric complement of a number.

#: The complement of -123 is 123.

  1. music An interval which, together with the given interval, makes an octave.
  2. The color which, when mixed with the given color, gives black (for mixing pigments) or white (for mixing light).

#: The complement of blue is orange.

  1. genetics A nucleotide sequence in which each base is replaced by the complementary base of the given sequence: adenine (A) by thymine (T) or uracil (U), cytosine (C) by guanine (G), and vice versa.

#: A DNA molecule is formed from two strands, each of which is the complement of the other.

  1. immunology One of several blood proteins that work with antibody|antibodies during an immune response.
  2. nautical The full number of personnel required to man a ship (esp. a ship of war).

Translations
trans-top|something which complements
Finnish: t|fi|täydennys
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Spanish: t-|es|complemento
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trans-top|an angle which, together with a given angle, makes a right angle
Finnish: t|fi|komplementti
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trans-top|set theory: relative complement
Czech: t-|cs|doplněk|m
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Japanese: t-|ja|差集合|scJAchar (t|ja|さしゅうごう|trsashūgō|sc=JAchar)
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trans-top|set theory: absolute complement
Finnish: t|fi|komplementti
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Japanese: t-|ja|補集合|scJAchar (t|ja|ほしゅうごう|trhoshūgō|sc=JAchar)
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trans-top|an expression which is true when the other is false, and vice versa
Finnish: t|fi|komplementti
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trans-top|a voltage level with the opposite logical sense to the given one
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trans-top|a word or group of words
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trans-top|a bit with the opposite value to the given one
Finnish: t|fi|komplementti, t|fi|binäärikomplementti
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trans-top|the diminished radix complement of a number
Finnish: t|fi|yhden komplementti
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trans-top|the radix complement of a number
Finnish: t|fi|kahden komplementti
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trans-top|the numeric complement of a number
Finnish: t|fi|vastaluku
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trans-top|an interval which, together with the given interval, makes an octave
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trans-top|the color which, when mixed with the given color, gives black
Finnish: t|fi|komplementtiväri, t|fi|täydennysväri
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trans-top|a nucleotide sequence in which each base is replaced by the complementary base of the given sequence
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trans-top|one of several blood proteins that work with antibodies during an immune response
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trans-top|the full number of personnel required to man a ship
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Related terms
rel-top|terms related to "complement"
complementary
counterpart
full complement
logical complement
numeric complement
radix complement
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diminished radix complement
ones' complement
nines' complement
ten's complement
two's complement
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See also
compliment
invert
inversion
negate
negation
supplement

References
DeLone? et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465.

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