noun com·ple·men·tor \ˈkäm-plə-ˌmen-tər, -mən-\

Definition of complementor



  1. :  a company that sells a product or service that complements the products or services of another company Microsoft and Intel are complementors. Microsoft's sophisticated software packages require ever more powerful chips from Intel. The chips in turn make the software feasible and economic. — Richard Koch, The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature, 2013 Hard negotiations with complementors (companies with complementary products/services and mutual customers) and suppliers can come back to bite you. — Rajshree Agarwal and Raj Echambadi, The Baltimore Sun, 4 Nov. 2011 Often the adoption of new technology and the growth of the market are affected by the degree to which complementary products and services are available from complementors for customers. — Adrian Ryans et al., Winning Market Leadership, 2000

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!


First Known Use of complementor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up complementor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!