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French translation of 'complementary'

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[ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntəri ]

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Example Sentences Including 'complementary'

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It has many different and complementary pieces.
O'Connor, Joseph & Seymour, John Training with N.L.P. (1994)
But lots of patients also turn to complementary approaches.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Generally and statistically speaking, men and women have different and sometimes complementary minds and abilities, just as they have different and sometimes complementary bodies.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
He says: 'We are different and quite complementary.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
It is also proof that complementary deals are safer than far-reaching ones as companies seek to grow in these improved economic conditions.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The increased choice that is granted to parents has two complementary virtues.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The secret of their relationship, according to friends, is their different but complementary strengths.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
These are two superb, complementary performances.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
That's one of the reasons for the growth in complementary medicines.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This special issue reflects these two contrasting yet complementary aspects of the same world.
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Will any complementary medicines help?
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
An independent charitable organization sponsoring and publishing research into complementary medicine.
Martlew, Gillian & Silver, Shelley (ed) The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)
It is therefore far too simplistic to regard complementary medicine as a single thing, opposed to an equally homogeneous orthodox approach.
Dylan Evans PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)
Maybe one day the time will come when we will begin to think of the various forms of medicine as being complementary to each other.
de Jong, Eveline Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)
These days, when the term complementary medicine is being used, it always means to denote other forms of medicine being complementary to orthodox medicine.
de Jong, Eveline Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)
Charity experts are highly complementary about the two mergers.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Doctors and patients need to make a clear distinction between alternative medicine, complementary medicine and conventional medicine.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
She added that much of the research by the two organisations was complementary.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The two companies' products also look complementary.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This is where the idea of different, but complementary roles, for men and women comes from.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But are the two churches biologically complementary?
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Alternative explanations can be complementary rather than mutually exclusive.
Christianity Today (2000)
Thus the approach taken in this book centres around the two complementary issues of attitude and skill.
Atkinson, Jacqueline M Coping with Stress at Work (1988)

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'complementary' in Other Languages

British English: complementary /ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If two different things are complementary, they form a complete unit when they are brought together, or they combine well with each other.
The two groups had complementary skills.
  • American English: complementary
  • Arabic: مُتَمِّم
  • Brazilian Portuguese: complementar
  • Chinese: 补充的
  • Croatian: komplementaran
  • Czech: doplňkový
  • Danish: komplementær
  • Dutch: complementair
  • European Spanish: complementario
  • Finnish: täydentävä
  • French: complémentaire
  • German: ergänzend
  • Greek: συμπληρωματικός
  • Italian: complementare
  • Japanese: 補完的な
  • Korean: 보충하는
  • Norwegian: komplementær
  • Polish: uzupełniający
  • European Portuguese: complementar
  • Romanian: complementar
  • Russian: взаимодополняющий
  • Latin American Spanish: complementario
  • Swedish: kompletterande
  • Thai: เสริมซึ่งกันและกัน
  • Turkish: bütünleyici
  • Ukrainian: взаємодоповнюючий
  • Vietnamese: bổ sung


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