A secondary color that, when combined with the primary color whose wavelength it does not contain, produces white light. Thus yellow, which is produced by mixing the primary colors red and green, is the complementary color of blue. See Note at color.
- Complementary colour
noun 1. one of any pair of colours, such as yellow and blue, that give white or grey when mixed in the correct proportions
- Complementary DNA
noun 1. .
noun, Linguistics. 1. a relation such that the members of a pair or set of phones, morphs, or other linguistic units have no environment in common, as aspirated “p” and unaspirated “p” in English, the first occurring only in positions where the second does not.
- Complementary gene
noun 1. one of a pair of genes, each from different loci, that together are required for the expression of a certain characteristic