[kom-pluh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˌkɒm pləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/

forming a ; completing.
each other.
noun, plural complementaries.
(def 1).
/ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/
acting as or forming a complement; completing
forming a satisfactory or balanced whole
forming a mathematical complement: sine and cosine are complementary functions
(maths, logic) (of a pair of sets, etc) mutually exclusive and exhaustive, each being the complement of the other
(of genes) producing an effect in association with other genes
involving or using the treatments and techniques of complementary medicine

1620s, “ceremonious,” from complement + -ary. Sense “forming a complement” attested from 1829, earliest in complementary colors.

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