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English definition of “complementary”

complementary

adjective
 
 
/ˌkɒmplɪˈmentəri/
Things that are complementary are good or attractive together: complementary colours/flavoursActing, being or existing together
complementary medicine/treatment, etc ways of treating medical problems that people use instead of or in addition to ordinary medicine: The clinic offers complementary therapies such as homeopathy.Alternative and traditional therapies
(Definition of complementary from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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