Meaning of COMPLEMENTARY in English
Complementary things are different from each other but make a good combination. (FORMAL)
To improve the quality of life through work, two ~ strategies are necessary...
He has done experiments ~ to those of Eigen.
ADJ: usu ADJ n, also v-link ADJ to n
...the complementarity between public and private authorities.
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 ~ therapies.
? orthodox, conventional
ADJ: ADJ n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012