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complementary
American English: /ˌkɑmpləˈmɛnt(ə)ri/
British English: /kɒmplɪˈmɛnt(ə)ri/

Translation of complementary in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1
    (colors/interests/processes)
    complementario
    the two characters are complementary to each other
    los dos personajes se complementan (entre sí)
    Example sentences
    • As this passage suggests, the argument he is about to undertake is different from, and complementary to, the previous argument concerning the non-contractual aspects of contract.
    • Section five deals with various points of view of the religions and how they are supplementary and complementary to each other.
    • While discovery and choice compete as the basis of identity, knowledge and choice are essentially complementary to each other.
  • 3 (Biology)
    Example sentences
    • By using complementary sequences of DNA molecules that were attached to different nanocrystals, small groupings of gold nanocrystals could be formed.
    • The bottom strand of the substrate is the complementary sequence of the top strand.
    • Specific genes are then identified and quantified by hybridization to a labelled DNA probe of a complementary sequence.
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