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English adjective: complementary

1. complementary of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other

Samples`male' and `female' are complementary terms.



2. complementary acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

Synonymscomplemental, completing



English noun: complementary

1. complementary (attribute) either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)

SamplesYellow and blue are complementaries.

Synonymscomplementary color

Broader (hypernym)chromatic color, chromatic colour, spectral color, spectral colour

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