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- compliment (in some dialects)
Third person singular
- To complete.
- We believe your addition will complement the team.
- 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.
- To change a voltage, number, color, etc. to its complement.
- Something which complements.
- We believe you will make a good complement to our team.
- (geometry) An angle which, together with a given angle, makes a right angle.
- (set theory) Given two sets, the set containing one set's elements that are not members of the other set; the relative complement.
- (set theory) The set containing exactly those elements of the universal set not in the given set; the absolute complement.
- The complement of the odd numbers is the even numbers, relative to the natural numbers.
- (logic) An expression which is true when the other is false, and vice versa.
- (electronics) A voltage level with the opposite logical sense to the given one.
- (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.
- (grammar) Any word or group of words used to complete a grammatical construction, typically in the predicate, including adverbials, infinitives, and sometimes objects.
- (grammar) A complement clause.
- (computing) A bit with the opposite value to the given one; the logical complement of a number.
- (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The diminished radix complement of a number; the nines' complement of a decimal number; the ones' complement of a binary number.
- The complement of <math>01100101_2</math> is <math>10011010_2</math>.
- (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The radix complement of a number; the two's complement of a binary number.
- The complement of <math>01100101_2</math> is <math>10011011_2</math>.
- (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The numeric complement of a number.
- The complement of -123 is 123.
- (music) An interval which, together with the given interval, makes an octave.
- 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.
- (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.
- (immunology) One of several blood proteins that work with antibodies during an immune response.
- (nautical) The full number of personnel required to man a ship (esp. a ship of war).
- DeLone et. al. (Eds.) (1975). Aspects of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0130493465.
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