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complementary

adjective uk   /ˌkɒm.plɪˈmen.tər.i/  us   /ˈkɑːm.plɪˈmen.t̬ɚ-/
useful or attractive together: complementary colours/flavours/skills My family and my job both play an important part in my life, fulfilling separate but complementary needs.
Translations of “complementary”
in Chinese (Traditional) 補充的, 互補的, 補足的…
in Russian хорошо сочетающийся…
in Turkish bütünleyici, tamamlayıcı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 补充的, 互补的, 补足的…
in Polish wzajemnie się uzupełniający…
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