Definition of 'complementary'
Video: pronunciation of 'complementary'
Example sentences containing 'complementary'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
These are two superb, complementary performances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has many different and complementary pieces. Training with N.L.P. (1994)But lots of patients also turn to complementary approaches. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Thus the approach taken in this book centres around the two complementary issues of attitude and skill. Coping with Stress at Work (1988)Alternative explanations can be complementary rather than mutually exclusive. Christianity Today (2000)An independent charitable organization sponsoring and publishing research into complementary medicine. The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)This special issue reflects these two contrasting yet complementary aspects of the same world. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The increased choice that is granted to parents has two complementary virtues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She added that much of the research by the two organisations was complementary. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Charity experts are highly complementary about the two mergers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But are the two churches biologically complementary? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The two companies' products also look complementary. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That's one of the reasons for the growth in complementary medicines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Doctors and patients need to make a clear distinction between alternative medicine, complementary medicine and conventional medicine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)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. Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)Will any complementary medicines help? 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)It is therefore far too simplistic to regard complementary medicine as a single thing, opposed to an equally homogeneous orthodox approach. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)The secret of their relationship, according to friends, is their different but complementary strengths. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He says: 'We are different and quite complementary. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is where the idea of different, but complementary roles, for men and women comes from. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These days, when the term complementary medicine is being used, it always means to denote other forms of medicine being complementary to orthodox medicine. Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)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)
Trends of 'complementary'
Very Common. complementary is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'complementary'
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
- Spanish: complementario
- Swedish: kompletterande
- Thai: เสริมซึ่งกันและกัน
- Turkish: bütünleyici
- Ukrainian: взаємодоповнюючий
- Vietnamese: bổ sung
Nearby words of 'complementary'
Definition of complementary from the Collins English Dictionary
Fed up with the great British weather? Here’s how to afford that dream summer escape
From planning early to knowing where to look, these top tips will help you fulfil your summer holiday desires
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.