Meaning of COMPLEMENTARY in English

COMPLEMENTARY

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒmplɪmentri ]

1.

Complementary things are different from each other but make a good combination. ( FORMAL )

To improve the quality of life through work, two complementary strategies are necessary...

He has done experiments complementary to those of Eigen.

ADJ : usu ADJ n , also v-link ADJ to n

• com‧ple‧men‧ta‧rity

...the complementarity between public and private authorities.

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2.

Complementary medicine refers to ways of treating patients which are different from the ones used by most Western doctors, for example acupuncture and homoeopathy.

...combining orthodox treatment with a wide range of complementary therapies.

= alternative

≠ orthodox, conventional

ADJ : ADJ n

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