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I've just had the opportunity to see the finished film of 'The Hunger Games.' I'm really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another.
Suzanne Collins

Meaning of "complementary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMPLEMENTARY

complementary  [ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMPLEMENTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Complementary is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES COMPLEMENTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Complement

In many different fields, the complement of X is something that together with X makes a complete whole—something that supplies what X lacks. Complement may refer to: ▪ Complement, a word or phrase having a particular syntactic role ▪ Phonetic complement ▪ Complementary, a type of opposite in lexical semantics ▪ Complement, an interval that when added to another spans an octave ▪ Aggregate complementation, the separation of pitch-class collections into complementary sets ▪ Complementary color, in painting and optics ▪ Complement good, a good often consumed together with another good in economics ▪ Ship's complement, the number of persons in a ship's company, including both commissioned officers and crew...

Definition of complementary in the English dictionary

The first definition of complementary in the dictionary is acting as or forming a complement; completing. Other definition of complementary is forming a satisfactory or balanced whole. Complementary is also forming a mathematical complement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMPLEMENTARY


alimentary
ˌælɪˈmɛntərɪ
complimentary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
filamentary
ˌfɪləˈmɛntərɪ
impedimentary
ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntərɪ
integumentary
ɪnˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntərɪ
mockumentary
ˌmɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
parliamentary
ˌpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ
rudimentary
ˌruːdɪˈmɛntərɪ
sacramentary
ˌsækrəˈmɛntərɪ
sedimentary
ˌsɛdɪˈmɛntərɪ
semidocumentary
ˌsɛmɪˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
shockumentary
ˌʃɒkjuːˈmɛntərɪ
supplementary
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ
tegumentary
ˌtɛɡjʊˈmɛntərɪ
tenementary
ˌtɛnəˈmɛntərɪ
testamentary
ˌtɛstəˈmɛntərɪ
uncomplimentary
ˌʌnkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
unparliamentary
ˌʌnpɑːləˈmɛntərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMPLEMENTARY

complect
complected
complement
complement fixation test
complemental
complementally
complementarily
complementariness
complementarities
complementarity
complementary angle
complementary colour
complementary DNA
complementary gene
complementary medicine
complementary wavelength
complementation
complementizer
completable
complete

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMPLEMENTARY

commentary
dentary
emolumentary
fly-on-the-wall documentary
fragmentary
involuntary
ligamentary
medicamentary
military
momentary
nonelementary
nonvoluntary
pigmentary
running commentary
sedentary
segmentary
semisedentary
unguentary
vestimentary
voluntary

Synonyms and antonyms of complementary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMPLEMENTARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «complementary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of complementary

Translation of «complementary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMPLEMENTARY

Find out the translation of complementary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of complementary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «complementary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

补充的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

complementario
570 millions of speakers

English

complementary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूरक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَمِّم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взаимодополняющий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

complementar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিপূরক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

complémentaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelengkap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ergänzend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

補完的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

보충하는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Komplementer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bổ sung
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிரப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूरक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tamamlayıcı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

complementare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uzupełniający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

взаємодоповнюючий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

complementar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμπληρωματικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanvullende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kompletterande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

komplementær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of complementary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPLEMENTARY»

The term «complementary» is very widely used and occupies the 14.720 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPLEMENTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about complementary

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «COMPLEMENTARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word complementary.
1
Julianna Baggott
I write across genres so I see them, more often, as complementary instead of separated by boundaries.
2
Erik Brynjolfsson
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.
3
Louis R. Chenevert
Goodrich adds a very strong portfolio of complementary products and is a great fit with Hamilton Sundstrand. Bringing these 2 companies together will significantly strengthen our position in the growing aerospace segment and will allow us to develop more integrated systems for our customers and win greater content on next-generation aircraft.
4
Louis R. Chenevert
Goodrich is a perfect addition to our Hamilton Sundstrand business. And with a strong portfolio of complementary products, Goodrich also brought great leadership balance, great opportunities to provide more integrated systems.
5
Suzanne Collins
I've just had the opportunity to see the finished film of 'The Hunger Games.' I'm really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another.
6
Dick Costolo
We've recognized that Twitter is the second screen for TV, and TV is more fun with Twitter. There are a bunch of ways that we can be complementary to broadcasters.
7
Hume Cronyn
To try and stand outside the marriage, I'd say we have complementary capabilities. I do the hustling and the business. I do more script reading. I handle contracts.
8
Christopher Dawson
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
9
Barbara Hepworth
At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution.
10
Naomi Judd
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMPLEMENTARY»

Discover the use of complementary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to complementary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
With its wide range of topics, this is the ideal CAM reference for both students and practitioners! An evidence-based approach focuses on treatments best supported by clinical trials and scientific evidence.
Marc S. Micozzi, 2010
2
A Guide to Starting Your Own Complementary Therapy Practice
This guide to how to set up your own complementary health care practice covers every aspect, taking into account the range of practice requirements.
Elaine M. Aldred, 2006
3
ABC of Complementary Medicine
Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparaging complementary therapies, this second edition includes the latest information on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasis on patient management.
Catherine Zollman, Andrew J. Vickers, Janet Richardson, 2009
4
A Guide to Evidence-Based Integrative and Complementary Medicine
A Concise Guide to Integrative and Complementary Medicine for Health Practitioners is a comprehensive textbook on the non-pharmacological treatments for common medical practice problems, with the support of current scientific evidence.
Vicki Kotsirilos, Luis Vitetta, Avni Sali, 2011
5
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Challenge and Change
This text brings together for the first time a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it.
Merrijoy Kelner, Beverly Wellman, Bernice A. Pescosolido, 2000
6
Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice
Revision of: Complementary & alternative therapies for nursing practice. -- 3rd ed. -- 2009.
Karen Lee Fontaine, 2014
7
Case Studies for Complementary Therapists: a collaborative ...
The book will also help readers develop effective and appropriate treatment programs within the time constraints of a busy clinic.
Kelly Galvin, Madelaine Bishop, 2011
8
Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research
Judith L Green, Gregory Camilli, Patricia B Elmore. method clear and accessible. It is intended as a teaching tool to help graduate students understand the kinds of questions that can be addressed by each method and to help seasoned ...
Judith L Green, Gregory Camilli, Patricia B Elmore, 2012
9
Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and ...
Here is not only an entertaining critique of the strangely zealous world of CAM belief and practice, but it also a first-rate introduction to how to correctly interpret scientific research of any sort.
R. Barker Bausell, 2007
10
An Introduction to Complementary Medicine
Drawing on recent research, this book explores the development, application, evidence, contraindications and appropriateness of a wide range of traditional systems of medicine and healing modalities, including Herbal Medicine, Massage, ...
Terry Robson, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMPLEMENTARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term complementary is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Inter targeting complementary options to Icardi
Fabio Quagliarella Torino Atalanta Reports in Italy suggest Inter coach Roberto Mancini wants a back-up striker, and would currently be looking ... «Forza Italian Football, Jul 15»
2
Fraunhofer ISE expands research into 'complementary pillars of …
At larger scales, Fraunhofer ISE appears to expect hydrogen to play an ever-greater role in the integration of renewable energy onto the grid. «PV-Tech, Jul 15»
3
Evaluation of phytochemical content, antimicrobial, cytotoxic and …
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015, 15:211 ..... Sign up to receive new article alerts from BMC Complementary and ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
4
Complementary Studies Imminent for Menchum Hydropower Project
Meantime, experts say the environmental studies for a project encompasses all the above mentioned, and thus, revealing that complementary ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
5
Complementary therapy healer to work with cancer patients at …
A resident healer is to work at Derriford Hospital providing complementary therapy to cancer patients. Venita Botha will provide therapy to ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
6
Complementary cancer treatments
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a term that refers to products and practices that are not part of the standard medical care. «www.kingstonregion.com/, Jul 15»
7
Complementary meds for dengue patients not forbidden: MoH
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Health does not prohibit anyone from practising the concept of complementary medicine in the treatment and ... «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
8
China, France Complementary in Nuclear Power, Aviation Sectors
Experts and politicians from both China and France are hailing a basket of cooperation deals signed during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit ... «CRIENGLISH.com, Jul 15»
9
The complementary tactics of Israel and the UNHRC
Ramona Wadi It seems as if Israel is about to regurgitate the script which reads that it is debating whether or not to retain its membership in the ... «Middle East Monitor, Jun 15»
10
Progress On Gog's Complementary Basic Education (cbe) Programme
Accra, Ghana — The UK government with support from the US government have provided 27.9 million to help implement the Complementary ... «AllAfrica.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Complementary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/complementary>. Aug 2020 ».
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