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Translation of complement in Spanish:


American English: /ˈkɑmpləmənt/
British English: /ˈkɒmplɪm(ə)nt/
  • 2 (full number) See examples: the orchestra had the full complement of strings
    la orquestra contaba con una sección de cuerdas completa
    the ship's complement (Nautical)
    la tripulación or dotación completa
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

American English: /ˈkɑmpləˌmɛnt/
British English: /ˈkɒmplɪmɛnt/
  • those colors complement each other
    esos colores se complementan (entre sí)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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