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complement | |

1. *n.* (now rare) Something (or someone) that completes; the consummation. | |

2. *n.* (obsolete) The act of completing something, or the fact of being complete; completion, completeness, fulfilment. | |

3. *n.* The totality, the full amount or number which completes something. | |

4. *n.* (obsolete) Something which completes one's equipment, dress etc.; an accessory. | |

5. *n.* (nautical) The whole working force of a vessel. | |

6. *n.* (heraldry) Fullness (of the moon). | |

7. *n.* (astronomy, geometry) An angle which, together with a given angle, makes a right angle. | |

8. *n.* Something which completes, something which combines with something else to make up a complete whole; loosely, something perceived to be a harmonious or desirable partner or addition. | |

9. *n.* (grammar) A word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction in the predicate and that describes or is identified with the subject or object. | |

10. *n.* (music) An interval which, together with the given interval, makes an octave. | |

11. *n.* (optics) The color which, when mixed with the given color, gives black (for mixing pigments) or white (for mixing light). | |

* The complement of blue is orange.* | |

12. *n.* (set theory) Given two sets, the set containing one set's elements that are not members of the other set (whether a relative complement or an absolute complement). | |

* The complement of the odd numbers is the even numbers, relative to the natural numbers.* | |

13. *n.* (immunology) One of several blood proteins that work with antibodies during an immune response. | |

14. *n.* (logic) An expression related to some other expression such that it is true under the same conditions that make other false, and vice versa. | |

15. *n.* (electronics) A voltage level with the opposite logical sense to the given one. | |

16. *n.* (computing) A bit with the opposite value to the given one; the logical complement of a number. | |

17. *n.* (computing, mathematics) The diminished radix complement of a number; the nines' complement of a decimal number; the ones' complement of a binary number. | |

* The complement of01100101_2 is10011010_2.* | |

18. *n.* (computing, mathematics) The radix complement of a number; the two's complement of a binary number. | |

* The complement of01100101_2 is10011011_2.* | |

19. *n.* (computing, mathematics) The numeric complement of a number. | |

* The complement of −123 is 123.* | |

20. *n.* (genetics) A nucleotide sequence in which each base is replaced by the complementary base of the given sequence: adenine (A) by thymine (T) or uracil (U), cytosine (C) by guanine (G), and vice versa. | |

* A DNA molecule is formed from two strands, each of which is the complement of the other.* | |

21. *n.* (biochemistry) (synonym of alexin) | |

22. *v.* To complete, to bring to perfection, to make whole. | |

* We believe your addition will complement the team.* | |

23. *v.* To provide what the partner lacks and lack what the partner provides. | |

* The flavors of the pepper and garlic complement each other, giving a very rich taste in combination.* | |

* I believe our talents really complement each other.* | |

24. *v.* To change a voltage, number, color, etc. to its complement. | |

25. *v.* obsolete form of compliment | |