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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
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We do this through thought experiments in three areas, two of them related to 'complementarities' in modern physics (special and general relativity) and in quantum mechanics.
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