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1. Something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole.
2. A section added to a book or document to give further information or to correct errors.
3. A separate section devoted to a special subject inserted into a periodical, such as a newspaper.
tr.v. (-mĕnt′) sup·ple·ment·ed, sup·ple·ment·ing, sup·ple·ments
To provide or form a supplement to.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin supplēmentum, from supplēre, to complete; see supply.]

sup′ple·men·tar′i·ty (-târ′ĭ-tē) n.
sup′ple·men′ta·ry (-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē), sup′ple·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
sup′ple·men·ta′tion (-mĕn-tā′shən) n.


(ˌsʌp ləˈmɛn tl)

adj. n.
3. anything that is supplemental.
sup`ple•men′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.supplemental - functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library and its auxiliary branches"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"
2.supplemental - added to complete or make up a deficiency; "produced supplementary volumes"
additive - characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"


1. Forming or serving as a complement:
2. Used or held in reserve:


[ˌsʌplɪˈmentəl] ADJ (esp US) → suplementario


[ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl] adj (mainly US)
[dose] → complémentaire; [vitamins] → en complément, complémentaire
[funds, insurance, information, income] → complémentaire


adj (esp US) → zusätzlich


a. suplemental, adicional.

supplemental, supplementary

adj suplementario; (insurance) complementario (seguros)
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Not only had barrels of beef and bread been given away to make room for the far more valuable sperm, but additional supplemental casks had been bartered for, from the ships she had met; and these were stowed along the deck, and in the captain's and officers' staterooms.
These and similar other safeguards of individual liberty they had in mock-earnest drawn up and signed on their marriage eve, as a sort of supplemental wedding service.
Queequeg's supplemental bolt remained unwithdrawn within.
To the proofs and remarks which former papers have brought into view on this subject, it may be added that without this supplemental provision, the great and essential power of regulating foreign commerce would have been incomplete and ineffectual.
He then commissioned Maggy to return with his replies, and gave her the shilling of which the failure of her supplemental enterprise would have disappointed her otherwise.
Can you tell me if what you encountered was of the species, ursus horribilis--with the ears, rounded--front, arquated--eyes--destitute of the remarkable supplemental lid--with six incisores, one false, and four perfect molares--"
Bella helped him with his supplemental cookery, and made him very happy, but put him in mortal terror too by asking him when they sat down at table again, how he supposed they cooked fowls at the Greenwich dinners, and whether he believed they really were such pleasant dinners as people said?
Q: What should an auditor do if he or she discovers that required information has been omitted from one or more required ERISA supplemental schedules?
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NASCUS and state regulators remain steadfastly supportive of supplemental capital for credit unions.
The Cupertino giant is currently rolling out the supplemental security update that will fix the kernel issue and restore the seamless user experience of MacBooks and Mac devices once again.

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