complementary

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntəri/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌkɑmpləˈmɛntəri/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kom′plə mentə rē, -trē)


Inflections of 'complementary' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": complementaries
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complementary

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. complementary [medicine, therapies, treatments]
  2. complementary and alternative [medicine]
  3. complementary healthcare
  4. a complementary approach to
  5. [using, painted in] complementary colors
  6. they have complementary [skills, strengths]
  7. have complementary [aspects, roles]
  8. is complementary to the [other, previous, original] (role)
  9. are complementary to each other
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