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1. (Genetics) the act or process of forming a complement
2. (Genetics) genetics the combination of two homologous chromosomes, each with a different recessive mutant gene, in a single cell to produce a normal phenotype. The deficiency of one homologue is supplied by the normal allele of the other


(ˌkɒm plə mənˈteɪ ʃən)

2. the use of grammatical complements.
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Noun1.complementation - the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate
grammatical relation - a linguistic relation established by grammar
2.complementation - (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
dispersion, distribution - the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume; "worldwide in distribution"; "the distribution of nerve fibers"; "in complementary distribution"
linguistics - the scientific study of language


[ˌkɒmplɪmɛnˈteɪʃən] (GRAMMAR) ncomplémentation f
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How the complementation can be done in actual practice will need to be framed against the core purpose -- or mission -- we should pursue in a world that is rapidly changing, in all sorts of surprising and unexpected ways, in the decades ahead.
On children's issues, the Director of the Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) undertook to provide protection to migrant children in street situations who are without family members; for children over five years of age, inclusion in the externship programs for school complementation was proposed; it was also established that the children of migrants who are established in a site will be assigned seats in the CDI.
As we see the transformative effect of the Internet of Things in the health-care industry, the Philippines will continue to advance the complementation of our services and these emerging technologies.
The Filo del Sol project is located 140 km southeast of Copiapo, Chile, and is covered under the Mining Integration and Complementation Treaty between Chile and Argentina, which provides the framework for the development of cross-border mining projects.
The authors also stressed the importance of aligning business processes to improve coordination, collaboration, and complementation of efforts, programs, and services under the KALAHI-CIDSS, 4Ps, and SLP.
Complementation of Normal Subgroups: In Finite Groups
Van pointed out that the cooperation was built on the foundations of resource sharing, advantage complementation, strategic coordination and mutual sharing of benefits.
But the point is we have to find complementation, rather than competition.
The company has over 15 years' experience in drug discovery and development leveraging on the Enzyme Fragment Complementation technology and has become a player in GPCR screening applications.
Human EPS cells, combined with the interspecies blastocyst complementation platform as reported by the same Salk team in Cell in January 2017, hold great potential for the generation of human organs in pigs to meet the rising demand for donor organs.
Excision repair cross complementation group 1 immunohistochemical expression predicts objective response and cancer-specific survival in patients treated by cisplatin-based induction chemotherapy for locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.
PEXs were isolated by genetic phenotype complementation of peroxisome biogenesis-deficient mutants of mammalian somatic cells such as CHO cells (Fig.

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