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4 definitions found
 for complementary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Complementary \Com`ple*men"ta*ry\, a.
     Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary
     numbers.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Complementary colors. See under Color.
  
     Complementary angles (Math.), two angles whose sum is
        90[deg].
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Complementary \Com`ple*men"ta*ry\, n. [See Complimentary.]
     One skilled in compliments. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  complementary
      adj 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]
      n 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "complementary":
     analogous, answering, coequal, complemental, completing,
     completive, completory, consummative, consummatory, correspondent,
     corresponding, culminative, equipollent, equivalent, filling,
     fulfilling, homologous, perfective, reciprocal, reciprocative,
     tantamount
  
  

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