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complements, plural;
  1. Add to (something) in a way that enhances or improves it; make perfect
    • - a classic blazer complements a look that's stylish or casual
  2. Add to or make complete
    • - the proposals complement the incentives already available
  1. A thing that completes or brings to perfection
    • - the libretto proved a perfect complement to the music
  2. A number or quantity of something required to make a group complete
    • - at the moment we have a full complement of staff
  3. The number of people required to crew a ship
    • - almost half the ship's complement of 322 were wounded
  4. The amount in degrees by which a given angle is less than 90°

  5. The members of a set that are not members of a given subset

  6. One or more words, phrases, or clauses governed by a verb (or by a nominalization or a predicative adjective) that complete the meaning of the predicate

  7. (in systemic grammar) An adjective or noun that has the same reference as either the subject (as mad in he is mad) or the object (as mad in he drove her mad)

  8. A group of proteins present in blood plasma and tissue fluid that combine with an antigen–antibody complex to bring about the lysis of foreign cells

  1. a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
  2. make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to; "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"
  3. a complete number or quantity; "a full complement"
  4. one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response
  5. either of two parts that mutually complete each other
  6. (complementation) the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate
  7. The complement system is a biochemical cascade that helps, or “complements”, the ability of antibodies to clear pathogens from an organism. It is part of the immune system called the innate immune system that is not adaptable and does not change over the course of an individual's lifetime. ...
  8. Boolean algebra (or Boolean logic) is a logical calculus of truth values, developed by George Boole in the 1840s. ...
  9. In computational complexity theory, the complement of a decision problem is the decision problem resulting from reversing the yes and no answers. Equivalently, if we define decision problems as sets of finite strings, then the complement of this set over some fixed domain is its complement problem.
  10. . A complementary good, in contrast to a substitute good, is a good with a negative cross elasticity of demand. This means a good's demand is increased when the price of another good is decreased. Conversely, the demand for a good is decreased when the price of another good is increased. ...
  11. In genetics, complementation refers to a relationship between two different strains of an organism which both have homozygous recessive mutations that produce the same phenotype (for example, a change in wing structure in flies). These strains are true breeding for their mutation. ...
  12. In graph theory, the complement or inverse of a graph G is a graph H on the same vertices such that two vertices of H are adjacent if and only if they are not adjacent in G. ...
  13. Something (or someone) that completes; the consummation. [from 14th c.]; The act of completing something, or the fact of being complete; completion, completeness, fulfilment. [15th-18th c.]; The totality, the full amount or number which completes something. [from 16th c. ...
  14. (Complementation) The appearance of a wild-type phenotype in an individual that is the hybrid offspring of two mutant individuals homozygous for recessive mutations. ...
  15. (complementation) Interaction between two allelic or nonallelic genes resulting in a product or function that neither is capable of producing alone. (see page 12)
  16. (COMPLEMENTS) (Rick Johnson) Two or more terms that appear to be opposites but are actually similar. It is only our perception that defines them as opposite. Some complements are: angel -vs- demon, religion -vs- superstition,
  17. (Complements) Goes well together with, or enhances the effect of.
  18. (Complements) Red/green, blue/yellow
  19. (Complements) Two or more commodities or reinforcers that “go together” in the sense that increasing the price of one will decrease the demand for both of them. For example, chips and salsa; bagels and cream cheese.
  20. (Complements) colors opposite on the color wheel. This relationship often produces visual tension, shock, or electricity. This is often the least harmonious color relationship.
  21. (Complements) dill OR mint OR vinegar OR yogurt OR salt OR sugar OR fish OR cream OR celery seed OR tarragon
  22. (complements) are those syntactic phrases which occur as obligatory or optional sisters to major syntactic categories in syntactic trees. ...
  23. A group of serum proteins that destroy sensitized cells or bacteria.
  24. The full number of people required to operate a ship. Includes officers and crewmembers; does not include passengers. For warships, the number of people assigned to a ship in peacetime may be considerably less than her full complement.
  25. A series of serum proteins involved in the mediation of immune reactions. The complement cascade is triggered classically by the interaction of antibody with specific antigen.