Meaning of COMPLEMENTARY in English

COMPLEMENTARY

[com.ple.men.ta.ry] adj (1829) 1: relating to or constituting one of a pair of contrasting colors that produce a neutral color when combined in suitable proportions

2: serving to fill out or complete

3: mutually supplying each other's lack

4: being complements of each other "~ acute angles"

5: characterized by the capacity for precise pairing of purine and pyrimidine bases between strands of DNA and sometimes RNA such that the structure of one strand determines the other -- com.ple.men.ta.ri.ly adv -- com.ple.men.ta.ri.ness n -- complementary n

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