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).
- sup·ple·ment·er, noun
- un·sup·ple·ment·ed, adjective
- well-sup·ple·ment·ed, adjective
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How to use supplement in a sentence
In one 2005 study, Richardson and her team showed improved mental health in children who took omega-3 supplements.
The question of whether dietary supplements might help combat the coronavirus reveals an essential tension between what people want and what we’ve got.
The attention to well-being and the immune system has revived interest in vitamins and supplements, poised to make the company’s health science unit more important.This snack food giant wants to wean us off our lockdown cravings | Bernhard Warner | November 7, 2020 | Fortune
For those averse to tablets or capsules, a smoothie is a ideal vehicle for consuming vitamins by dropping a supplement scoop in with your fruits and vegetables.Gift Guide: The best beauty and wellness presents of 2020 | Rachel King | November 1, 2020 | Fortune
But, Nathoo views the platform as more of a supplement to traditional education.Teachers are leaving schools. Will they come to startups next? | Natasha Mascarenhas | October 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
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 | Elizabeth Lopatto | July 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kevin Canfield | November 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A few of those columns, supplemented with vignettes from her life as a home cook, were collected for Home Cooking.
And wind power must be supplemented with hydrocarbons for reliability.
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.
A written notice need not be signed and an insufficient notice may be supplemented by verbal communication.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
It is one not likely to be supplemented in times of peace, since surface boats would be cheaper and more available.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
Pliny supplemented and amplified the weekly newspaper, and so was very useful to Baines.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
"It's eleven laps to the mile," supplemented Mrs. Kennedy with a smile.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Edward was asked to name the preceptor who had so ably supplemented the course of the royal education.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for supplement
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 semicircle: Abbreviation: sup, supp
(tr) to provide a supplement to, esp in order to remedy a deficiency
- supplementation, noun
- supplementer, noun
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