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Meaning & Definition of Complementary in English

English

Complementary

/kɑmpləmɛntri/

noun

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)

  • "Yellow and blue are complementaries"
    synonym:
  • complementary color
  • ,
  • complementary

adjective

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

  • "`male' and `female' are complementary terms"
    synonym:
  • complementary

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

    synonym:
  • complemental
  • ,
  • complementary
  • ,
  • completing