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supplement

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noun sup·ple·ment \ˈsə-plə-mənt\

Simple Definition of supplement

  • : something that is added to something else in order to make it complete

  • : an extra part that is added to a book or newspaper

  • : an amount of money that must be paid in addition to the regular price

Full Definition of supplement

  1. 1a :  something that completes or makes an additionb :  dietary supplement

  2. 2 :  a part added to or issued as a continuation of a book or periodical to correct errors or make additions

  3. 3 :  an angle or arc that when added to a given angle or arc equals 180°

Examples of supplement

  1. the supplement to the encyclopedia

  2. First-class accommodation is available for a supplement.



Origin of supplement

Middle English, from Latin supplementum, from supplēre to fill up, complete — more at supply


First Known Use: 14th century


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supplement

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transitive verb sup·ple·ment \ˈsə-plə-ˌment\

Simple Definition of supplement

  • : to add something to (something) in order to make it complete

Full Definition of supplement

  1. :  to add or serve as a supplement to <does odd jobs to supplement his income>

sup·ple·men·ta·tion play \ˌsə-plə-ˌmen-ˈtā-shən, -mən-\ noun
sup·ple·ment·er play \ˈsə-plə-ˌmen-tər\ noun

Examples of supplement

  1. She began supplementing her diet with vitamins.



1749

First Known Use of supplement

1749




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