[kom-pluh-muh n-tahy-zer] /ˈkɒm plə mənˌtaɪ zər/
an element or elements marking a , as that in We thought that you forgot, for … to in For you to go all the way there would be silly, or possessive … -ing in Barbara’s leaving so early worried them.
(generative grammar) a word or morpheme that serves to introduce a complement clause or a reduced form of such a clause, as that in I wish that he would leave
- Complement protein
complement protein n. Substance that is produced by a predecessor protein or in response to the presence of foreign material in the body and that triggers or participates in a complement reaction.
- Complement reaction
complement reaction n. A physiological reaction to the presence of a foreign microorganism in which a cascade of enzymatic reactions, triggered by molecular features of the microorganism, result in lysis or phagocytosis of the foreign material.
- Complement unit
complement unit n. The smallest amount of complement that will activate a hemolysin unit, causing lysis of a given quantity of red blood cells.
[kuh m-pleet] /kəmˈplit/ adjective 1. having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole; entire; full: a complete set of Mark Twain’s writings. 2. finished; ended; concluded: a complete orbit. 3. having all the required or customary characteristics, skills, or the like; consummate; perfect in kind or quality: a complete scholar. 4. thorough; entire; total; undivided, […]