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complement is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of complement in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… perfect complement to renu trif so …”

meanings of complement


  1. The color which, when mixed with the given color, gives black (for mixing pigments) or white (for mixing light).
  2. Given two sets, the set containing one set's elements that are not members of the other set (whether a relative complement or an absolute complement).
  3. Something which completes one's equipment, dress etc.; an accessory.
  4. The diminished radix complement of a number; the nines' complement of a decimal number; the ones' complement of a binary number.
  5. Synonym of alexin.
  6. An interval which, together with the given interval, makes an octave.
  7. A nucleotide sequence in which each base is replaced by the complementary base of the given sequence: adenine by thymine or uracil, cytosine by guanine, and vice versa.
  8. Fullness (of the moon).
  9. A bit with the opposite value to the given one; the logical complement of a number.
  10. One of several blood proteins that work with antibodies during an immune response.
  11. An expression related to some other expression such that it is true under the same conditions that make other false, and vice versa.
  12. An angle which, together with a given angle, makes a right angle.
  13. The totality, the full amount or number which completes something.
  14. Obsolete spelling or misspelling of compliment.
  15. Abbreviation of complementary good.
  16. The radix complement of a number; the two's complement of a binary number.
  17. Something which completes, something which combines with something else to make up a complete whole; loosely, something perceived to be a harmonious or desirable partner or addition.
  18. Something (or someone) that completes; the consummation.
  19. The act of completing something, or the fact of being complete; completion, completeness, fulfilment.
  20. The whole working force of a vessel.
  21. The numeric complement of a number.
  22. 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.
  23. A voltage level with the opposite logical sense to the given one.


  1. To complete, to bring to perfection, to make whole.
  2. Old form of compliment.
  3. To change a voltage, number, color, etc. to its complement.
  4. To provide what the partner lacks and lack what the partner provides, thus forming part of a whole.

complement frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word complement occurs in english on average 4.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics complement can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that complement can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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