supplementary

adjective
sup·​ple·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌsə-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce supplementary (audio) , -ˈmen-trē \

Definition of supplementary

1 : added or serving as a supplement : additional supplementary reading
2 : being or relating to a supplement or a supplementary angle

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Examples of supplementary in a Sentence

a list of supplementary material for the class the teacher's edition of the textbook comes with a lot of supplementary material
Recent Examples on the Web Starting next week, the amount individuals get each week will drop in 25 states around the U.S. that are pulling the plug on supplementary federal aid early. CBS News, 10 June 2021 López Obrador has raised minimum wages and strengthened government aid programs like supplementary payments to the elderly, students and training programs for youths. Mark Stevenson And María Verza, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 López Obrador has raised minimum wages and strengthened government aid programs like supplementary payments to the elderly, students and training programs for youths. Mark Stevenson, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2021 López Obrador has raised minimum wages and strengthened government aid programs like supplementary payments to the elderly, students and training programs for youths. Christopher Sherman And Mark Stevenson, Star Tribune, 6 June 2021 López Obrador has raised minimum wages and strengthened government aid programs like supplementary payments to the elderly, students, and training programs for youths. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 Business registrations rose again, by 60%, around the period of the supplementary aid package signed in December. The New York Times, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2021 Business registrations rose again, by 60 percent, around the period of the supplementary aid package signed in December. New York Times, 24 May 2021 Over 90% of executives describe their organization as increasing the use of freelancers and other categories of contingent or supplementary workers. Jon Younger, Forbes, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of supplementary

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of supplementary was in 1667

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13 Jun 2021

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“Supplementary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supplementary. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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supplementary

adjective
sup·​ple·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌsə-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē How to pronounce supplementary (audio) \

Kids Definition of supplementary

: added to something else : additional supplementary income

supplementary

adjective
sup·​ple·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌsəp-lə-ˈment-ə-rē, -ˈmen-trē How to pronounce supplementary (audio) \

Medical Definition of supplementary

: added or serving as a supplement supplementary vitamins

supplementary

adjective
sup·​ple·​men·​ta·​ry | \ ˌsə-plə-ˈmen-tə-rē, -trē How to pronounce supplementary (audio) \

Legal Definition of supplementary

: added or serving as a supplement

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