complementarity


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to complementarity: Complementarity principle, Complementarity determining region

com·ple·men·tar·i·ty

 (kŏm′plə-mĕn-tăr′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The state or quality of being complementary.
2. The proposition that the underlying properties of entities, especially subatomic particles, may manifest themselves in mutually exclusive forms at different times, depending on the conditions of the observation, and that any physical model that describes entities in terms of one form or the other will be incomplete.

complementarity

(ˌkɒmplɪmənˈtærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a state or system that involves complementary components
2. (General Physics) physics the principle that the complete description of a phenomenon in microphysics requires the use of two distinct theories that are complementary to each other. See also duality2

com•ple•men•tar•i•ty

(ˌkɒm plə mɛnˈtær ɪ ti)

n.
the quality or state of being complementary.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.complementarity - a relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities
ungradable opposition - an opposition that has no intermediate grade; either one or the other
2.complementarity - the interrelation of reciprocity whereby one thing supplements or depends on the other; "the complementarity of the sexes"
reciprocality, reciprocity - a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
Translations

complementarity

[ˌkɒmplɪmɛnˈtærəti] ncomplémentarité f

complementarity

[ˌkɒmplɪmɛnˈtærɪtɪ] ncomplementarità
References in periodicals archive ?
This year, Francis has dedicated his general audience talks to the family In mid-April, a speech on the difference and complementarity between men and women served as the foundation for two later speeches about the sacrament of marriage.
Minister Bou Saab's fresh words came on Friday during his patronage of an educational conference under the title of "Education and Technology- Complementarity and Innovation" at Notre Dame School- Zouk Mosbeh.
One popular view, first expressed by Professor Kevin Jon Heller, holds that due process considerations do not factor into complementarity and the ICC could be forced to cede a case even to a state intent on subjecting the accused to a show trial.
According to participants in this forum, co-production in the Mediterranean is an industrial model based on the complementarity of countries in the region based on re-deployment of value chains and production.
In addition to being geographically contiguous, our countries are characterized not only by harmony at the human level, but also by complementarity in terms of their immense human and natural resources.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: complementarity modal rail survey / plane.
Al Wefaq is playing an irresponsible role, banking on so-called complementarity and violence to impose a foreign agenda.
He said that Al-Wefaq leaders should have, at least, condemned all forms of violence, distanced themselves from violent groups and illegal organisations -- instead of speaking of complementarity with them -- to prove that they were serious in their claims that they would achieve appeasement - as pre-condition to engage in the national dialogue.
The so-called R&D complementarity indicates that the firm that simultaneously engages in more than one type of R&D strategy has higher R&D or innovation output (Topkis 1998) (2).
He focuses on Christian theology in the final chapter and concludes that complementarity does not hold water outside or inside quantum mechanics.
He finds that the complementarity argument-that men and women are anatomically different and thus meant for certain sexual and social roles--is not really biblical in nature.
3) The built-in deference, or complementarity, of the ICC to national prosecutions respects state sovereignty and places significant control within national jurisdictions.