Definition of complement in English:
- And I'm going to start off a new occasional feature, a complement to my ‘How Not to Do It’ series of lab stories.
- Many retailers are also becoming more active in the seed business or are partnering with seed companies, so seed treatment as a whole is a great complement to and natural extension of the seed business.
- As a complement to the board's oversight, FDA will improve transparency by sharing drug safety information sooner and more broadly and conveniently.
- This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts.
- The cell is then stretched and split into two halves on the framework of microtubules, each half containing a full complement of chromosomes.
- Tetraploids, inheriting a full complement of chromosomes from each parent, and thus having double the normal allowance, occur in nature or can be induced.
- Each ship will have a complement of typically 1,200, including 600 air crew.
- The ship's complement is 210 crew with 13 officers.
- Eliminating meals will also mean the normal complement of cabin crew can be cut from six to three.
- Likewise, in base 2, the complement of a number is obtained by subtraction from a row of 1's.
- Complement clauses are subordinate clauses that function as complements of a word: that they were too noisy in She told them that they were too noisy.
- Recall that a verb governs an object, and the head of a phrase governs the complement.
- For many people, ‘feel like’ has become a complex verb that takes sentential complements.
- An example is a transfusion reaction in which IgG and IgM anti-red-cell antibodies activate complement and cause cell lysis.
- Red blood cell susceptibility to complement was ruled out via a negative sucrose hemolysis test thus precluding a diagnosis of PNH.16
- The DAT is usually positive, confirming the presence of IgG antibodies with or without complement on the red cells.
- This capability complements policy-based management features that allow automated or advised actions, based on conditions detected through advanced diagnostics.
- Riding last year's breakthrough, he's using slightly improved on-base skills to complement his power-speed combination.
- There was something about his personality that lent itself to New York, a stubborn quality that complements a stubborn city.
- The Nubira complements the already strong line up of Matiz, Kalos and Tacuma.
- Bosses at Pizza Pioneer, which in July will celebrate its 16th anniversary, have decided to open during the day to complement its already buoyant evening business.
- I am pleased to hear that a good variety of businesses have made the decision to locate here and this will complement the already thriving business community locally.
Complement and compliment (together with related words such as complementary and complimentary) are frequently confused. They are pronounced in the same way but have quite different meanings: as a verb complement means ‘add to something in a way that enhances or improves’, as in a classic blazer complements a look that’s smart or casual, while compliment means ‘admire and praise someone for something’, as in he complimented her on her appearance. Complementary means ‘forming a complement or addition, completing,’ as in I purchased a suit with a complementary tie. This is often confused with complimentary, for which one sense is ‘given freely, as a courtesy’: honeymooners receive complimentary fruit and flowers.
- 1in her complement
- Heraldry (Of the moon) depicted as full.Example sentences
- A moon in her complement or in her plenitude is essentially a roundel with a human face.
- Example sentences
- These distinctions between replacement and complemental were particularly marked at seven points.
- Of course, the question of how a dwarf or complemental male finds an appropriate host to house him still remains.
- The affinity between the mutually complemental antibody and receptor was described by a weighted affinity matrix.
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