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

 sup·ple·men·tal /ˌsʌpləˈmɛntḷ/

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

 sup·ple·men·tal /ˌsəpləˈmɛntḷ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sup·ple·men·tal Sup·ple·men·ta·ry a.  Added to supply what is wanted; additional; being, or serving as, a supplement; as, a supplemental law; a supplementary sheet or volume.
 Supplemental air Physiol., the air which in addition to the residual air remains in the lungs after ordinary expiration, but which, unlike the residual air, can be expelled; reserve air.
 Supplemental bill Equity, a bill filed in aid of an original bill to supply some deffect in the latter, or to set forth new facts which can not be done by amendment. --Burrill. --Daniel.
 Supplementary chords Math., in an ellipse or hyperbola, any two chords drawn through the extremities of a diameter, and intersecting on the curve.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity; "the
             main library and its auxiliary branches" [syn: auxiliary,
              subsidiary, supplementary]
      2: added to complete or make up a deficiency; "produced
         supplementary volumes"; "additional reading" [syn: supplementary,