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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·ple·ment /ˈkɑmpləmənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·ple·ment /ˈkɑmpləmənt/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 補數; 互補色; 補角

From: Network Terminology

 補數 補碼

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·ple·ment n.
 1. That which fills up or completes; the quantity or number required to fill a thing or make it complete.
 2. That which is required to supply a deficiency, or to complete a symmetrical whole.
    History is the complement of poetry.   --Sir J. Stephen.
 3. Full quantity, number, or amount; a complete set; completeness.
    To exceed his complement and number appointed him which was one hundred and twenty persons.   --Hakluyt.
 4. Math. A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity.
 5. Something added for ornamentation; an accessory. [Obs.]
    Without vain art or curious complements.   --Spenser.
 6. Naut. The whole working force of a vessel.
 7. Mus. The interval wanting to complete the octave; -- the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third.
 8. A compliment. [Obs.]
 Arithmetical compliment of a logarithm. See under Logarithm.
 Arithmetical complement of a number Math., the difference between that number and the next higher power of 10; as, 4 is the complement of 6, and 16 of 84.
 Complement of an arc or Complement of an angle Geom., the difference between that arc or angle and 90°.
 Complement of a parallelogram. Math. See Gnomon.
 In her complement Her., said of the moon when represented as full.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·ple·ment v. t.
 1. To supply a lack; to supplement. [R.]
 2. To compliment. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
      2: a complete number or quantity; "a full complement"
      3: number needed to make up whole force; "a full complement of
         workers" [syn: full complement]
      4: something added to complete or make perfect; "a fine wine is
         a perfect complement to the dinner"
      5: one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part
         of the immune response
      6: either of two parts that mutually complete each other
      v : make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the
          complement to; "I need some pepper to complement the
          sweet touch in the soup"