supplementary

[ suhp-luh-men-tuh-ree ]
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adjective
  1. Also supplemental. of the nature of or forming a supplement; additional.

noun,plural sup·ple·men·ta·ries.
  1. a person or thing that is supplementary.

Origin of supplementary

1
First recorded in 1660–70; supplement + -ary

Other words from supplementary

  • non·sup·ple·men·ta·ry, adjective
  • pre·sup·ple·men·ta·ry, adjective
  • un·sup·ple·men·ta·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for supplementary

supplementary

/ (ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ, -trɪ) /


adjective
  1. forming or acting as a supplement: Also (less commonly): supplemental (ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl)

nounplural -ries
  1. a person or thing that is a supplement

Derived forms of supplementary

  • supplementarily or rare supplementally, adverb

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