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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supplemental mean? 

SUPPLEMENTAL (adjective)
  The adjective SUPPLEMENTAL has 2 senses:

1. functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity
2. added to complete or make up a deficiency

  Familiarity information: SUPPLEMENTAL used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SUPPLEMENTAL (adjective)

Sense 1supplemental [BACK TO TOP]


Functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity


auxiliary; supplemental; supplementary; subsidiary

Context example:

the main library and its auxiliary branches


secondary (being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate)

Sense 2supplemental [BACK TO TOP]


Added to complete or make up a deficiency


supplemental; supplementary

Context example:

produced supplementary volumes


additive (characterized or produced by addition)

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