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explement

[ ek-spluh-muhnt ]
/ ˈɛk splə mənt /
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noun Mathematics.

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

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM explement

ex·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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