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[suhp-luh-men-tey-shuh n, -muh n-]
  1. the act or process of supplementing.
  2. the state of being supplemented.
  3. something that supplements.
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Origin of supplementation

First recorded in 1850–55; supplement + -ation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of supplementation

  • If they do assist the thing, is this assistance (or supplementation) other than the thing or not?

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha

    Madhava Acharya

  • There should be no supplementation of poor-law relief by charity.

  • If the supplementation be not immediate, but postponed, as in the case of old-age pensions, its effect will be similar.

  • On the first alternative (if the supplementation works independently), it would ensue that the seed is in no way a cause.

  • In this case of the Roman gospel, however, textual evidence enables us to trace something of the history of supplementation.