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Dictionary definition for: Complement

1. (n) a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

2. (v) make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to; "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"

3. (n) a complete number or quantity; "a full complement"

4. (n) number needed to make up whole force; "a full complement of workers"

5. (n) something added to complete or make perfect; "a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"

6. (n) one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response

7. (n) either of two parts that mutually complete each other

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