- something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.
- a part added to a book, document, etc., to supply additional or later information, correct errors, or the like.
- a part, usually of special character, issued as an additional feature of a newspaper or other periodical.
- Geometry. the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.
- to complete, add to, or extend by a supplement.
- to form a supplement or addition to.
- to supply (a deficiency).
Origin of supplement
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Examples from the Web for supplemented
While airplanes are used to get aerial views now, they may soon be supplemented with drones, Triplett said.Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones
July 9, 2014
Well yes he did, supplemented with beers and wine and Cointreau and Champagne.The Final Roar: Paul Reid on Finishing William Manchester’s Life of Churchill
November 16, 2012
A few of those columns, supplemented with vignettes from her life as a home cook, were collected for Home Cooking.Classic Food Memoirs
March 1, 2011
And wind power must be supplemented with hydrocarbons for reliability.A Centrist Gets Fighting Mad
October 13, 2010
These have been supplemented by jewelry from the Cairo Museum and with a 33 B.C. papyrus, on loan from the Neues Museum in Berlin.Cleopatra's Comeback
June 3, 2010
On this occasion, our provisions were supplemented by the hospitality of the khan.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
"And all the other evidence is in keeping," supplemented Olivo.Casanova's Homecoming
"Gas-tight uniforms and our own supplies of oxygen," Blake supplemented.
And the idea of the State is supplemented by the revelation of a future life.
The argument, as in the Phaedo and Gorgias, is supplemented by the vision of a future life.
- an addition designed to complete, make up for a deficiency, etc
- a section appended to a publication to supply further information, correct errors, etc
- a magazine or section inserted into a newspaper or periodical, such as one with colour photographs issued every week
- either of a pair of angles whose sum is 180°
- an arc of a circle that when added to another arc forms a semicircleAbbreviation: sup, supp
- (tr) to provide a supplement to, esp in order to remedy a deficiency
Word Origin and History for supplemented
late 14c., from Latin supplementum "something added to supply a deficiency," from supplere (see supply (v.)).
1829, from supplement (n.). Related: Supplemented; supplementing.