complementor

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

Definition of complementor

plural complementors
: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 KochThe 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature2013
  • Hard negotiations with complementors (companies with complementary products/services and mutual customers) and suppliers can come back to bite you.
  • —Rajshree Agarwal and Raj EchambadiThe Baltimore Sun4 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 Leadership2000

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First Known Use of complementor

1996


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