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supplementary

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adjective sup·ple·men·ta·ry \ˌsə-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

Definition of supplementary

  1. 1 :  added or serving as a supplement :  additional <supplementary reading>

  2. 2 :  being or relating to a supplement or a supplementary angle



Examples of supplementary in a sentence

  1. a list of supplementary material for the class

  2. <the teacher's edition of the textbook comes with a lot of supplementary material>



1667

First Known Use of supplementary

1667


SUPPLEMENTARY Defined for Kids

supplementary

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adjective sup·ple·men·ta·ry \ˌsə-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē\

Definition of supplementary for Students

  1. :  added to something else :  additional <supplementary income>




Medical Dictionary

supplementary

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adjective sup·ple·men·ta·ry \ˌsəp-lə-ˈment-ə-rē, -ˈmen-trē\

Medical Definition of supplementary

  1. :  added or serving as a supplement <supplementary vitamins>




Law Dictionary

supplementary

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adjective sup·ple·men·ta·ry \ˌsə-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -trē\

Legal Definition of supplementary

  1. :  added or serving as a supplement





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