explement

[ek-spluh-muh nt]

noun Mathematics.

the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 360° or a circle.

Nearby words

  1. explain oneself,
  2. explanate,
  3. explanation,
  4. explanatory,
  5. explant,
  6. explemental,
  7. explementary,
  8. explementary angle,
  9. expletive,
  10. expletively

Origin of explement

1585–95; < Latin explēmentum that which fills up, equivalent to explē(re) to fill (ex- ex-1 + plēre to fill) + -mentum -ment

Related formsex·ple·men·tal [ek-spluh-men-tl] /ˌɛk spləˈmɛn tl/, ex·ple·men·ta·ry [ek-spluh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] /ˌɛk spləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri/, adjective

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