[k_ˌɒ_m_p_l_ɪ_m_ˈɛ_n_t_ə_ɹ_ɪ], [kˌɒmplɪmˈɛntəɹɪ], [kˌɒmplɪmˈɛntəɹɪ]

Definitions of complementary:

  1.   Filling up; completing; supplying a deficiency. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2.   Supplying a deficiency. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Forming, or of the nature of, a complement, or completing part; complementary angles, two angles which together make a right angle, or 90 degrees. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for complementary:

  1. Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being. – Christopher Dawson
  2. The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness. – Stanislav Grof
  3. At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution. – Barbara Hepworth
  4. We are looking for targets that have a tremendous strategic fit for the company. The colleges must have complementary education programs, have an excellent reputation, long operating history and solid regulatory compliance. – John B. Larson
  5. India and Japan should develop a complementary relationship in information technology. – Yoshiro Mori

Usage examples for complementary:

  1. Having barely time for a rapid survey of these complementary subjects, he elects only the introductory courses. ” – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. It was incredible to him that a Sentient Being who perpetually accumulated experience, who grew riper and riper, more and more full of such knowledge as was native to himself and complementary to his nature, should at the very crisis of his success in all things intellectual and emotional, cease suddenly. ” – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  3. The Gaelic movement, on the other hand, acts more directly upon the individual, and the two forces are therefore in a sense complementary to each other. ” – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  4. What now are the complementary conditions? ” – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  5. “ I had permitted him to hold a limited number of shares and to act nominally as secretary in order to comply with the regulations of the Security and Exchange Commission, but now it was expedient to add to our officers directors of other companies whose fields were complementary to ours. ” – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  6. These complementary phases may best work themselves out by separate organization and machinery, although articulating at every point; and this would be true if for no other reason than that a different class of persons, and a different method of procedure, attached to each movement. ” –  by
  7. They are then available for compilation, complementary synthesis, and on- going refinement. ” – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  8. The assertion is as old as the century; as is also the complementary ignorance of the real influence of an inferior military or naval force in contemporary policy, when such force either is favored by position, or can incline decisively, to one side or the other, the scales in a doubtful balance. ” – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  9. All that it lacks are the complementary figures of the subsequent seventeen years, and these figures, which I shall presently add, do not affect the conflict of principles, though they throw into more vivid relief than ever the outcome of conflicting principles. ” – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  10. The more mutual the attraction is,- complementary or otherwise,- the more condensed and powerful teaching can it be made the conductor of. ” – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee

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