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COMPLEMENTARY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does complementary mean? 

COMPLEMENTARY (noun)
  The noun COMPLEMENTARY has 1 sense:

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)

  Familiarity information: COMPLEMENTARY used as a noun is very rare.


COMPLEMENTARY (adjective)
  The adjective COMPLEMENTARY has 2 senses:

1. of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
2. acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

  Familiarity information: COMPLEMENTARY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPLEMENTARY (noun)


Sense 1complementary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

complementary; complementary color

Context example:

yellow and blue are complementaries

Hypernyms ("complementary" is a kind of...):

chromatic color; chromatic colour; spectral color; spectral colour (a color that has hue)


COMPLEMENTARY (adjective)


Sense 1complementary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other

Context example:

'male' and 'female' are complementary terms

Similar:

antonymous (of words: having opposite meanings)


Sense 2complementary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

Synonyms:

complemental; completing; complementary

Similar:

additive (characterized or produced by addition)


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