complementary vs complimentary

complementary complimentary

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete One skilled in compliments.
  • 2) A complementary colour.
  • 3) either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
  • 4) Acting as a complement.
  • 5) physics Pertaining to pairs of properties in quantum mechanics that are inversely related to each other, such as speed and position, or energy and time. (See also Heisenberg uncertainty principle.)
  • 6) genetics Of the specific pairings of the bases in DNA and RNA.
  • 7) Offsetting mutual deficiencies or enhancing mutual strengths:
  • 8) Genetics Of or relating to a group of genes that act in concert to produce a specific phenotype.
  • 9) Biochemistry Of or relating to the specific pairing of the purines and pyrimidines between strands of a DNA or an RNA molecule.
  • 10) Of or relating to complementary medicine.
  • 11) Forming or serving as a complement; completing.
  • 12) Physics Of or relating to the hypothesis that underlying properties of entities, especially subatomic particles, may manifest themselves in mutually exclusive forms at different times, depending on the conditions of the observation, and that any physical model that describes entities in terms of one form or the other will be incomplete.
  • 13) Serving to fill out or to complete.
  • 14) (Math.) two angles whose sum is 90°.
  • 15) See under Color.
  • 16) of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
  • 17) Sameascomplimentary.
  • 18) Completing; supplying a deficiency; complemental.
  • 19) In logic and mathematics, together making up a fixed whole: as, complementary angles (that is, angles whose algebraic sum is 90°). See complement of an angle, under complement.
  • 20) Same as complimentary.

Definitions

  • 1) A compliment.
  • 2) A master of defense who wrote upon the compliments and ceremonies of dueling.
  • 3) In the nature of a compliment.
  • 4) With respect to the closing of a letter, formal and professional.
  • 5) Free; provided at no charge.
  • 6) Given as a courtesy at no charge.
  • 7) Expressing, using, or resembling a compliment.
  • 8) Expressive of regard or praise; of the nature of, or containing, a compliment.
  • 9) conveying or resembling a compliment
  • 10) Synonyms Commendatory, laudatory, flattering.
  • 11) Intended to express or convey a compliment or compliments; expressive of civility, regard, or preference; using or accustomed to use compliments: as, complimentary language; complimentary tickets; you are very complimentary.

Examples

  • 1) These are two superb, complementary performances.
  • 2) It has many different and complementary pieces.
  • 3) But lots of patients also turn to complementary approaches.
  • 4) Thus the approach taken in this book centres around the two complementary issues of attitude and skill.
  • 5) Alternative explanations can be complementary rather than mutually exclusive.
  • 6) An independent charitable organization sponsoring and publishing research into complementary medicine.
  • 7) This special issue reflects these two contrasting yet complementary aspects of the same world.
  • 8) The increased choice that is granted to parents has two complementary virtues.
  • 9) She added that much of the research by the two organisations was complementary.
  • 10) Charity experts are highly complementary about the two mergers.
  • 11) But are the two churches biologically complementary?
  • 12) The two companies' products also look complementary.
  • 13) That's one of the reasons for the growth in complementary medicines.
  • 14) Doctors and patients need to make a clear distinction between alternative medicine, complementary medicine and conventional medicine.
  • 15) Maybe one day the time will come when we will begin to think of the various forms of medicine as being complementary to each other.
  • 16) Will any complementary medicines help?
  • 17) It is also proof that complementary deals are safer than far-reaching ones as companies seek to grow in these improved economic conditions.
  • 18) It is therefore far too simplistic to regard complementary medicine as a single thing, opposed to an equally homogeneous orthodox approach.
  • 19) The secret of their relationship, according to friends, is their different but complementary strengths.
  • 20) He says: 'We are different and quite complementary.
  • 21) This is where the idea of different, but complementary roles, for men and women comes from.
  • 22) These days, when the term complementary medicine is being used, it always means to denote other forms of medicine being complementary to orthodox medicine.
  • 23) Generally and statistically speaking, men and women have different and sometimes complementary minds and abilities, just as they have different and sometimes complementary bodies.
  • 24) The term complementary implies similarity in the main elements of character with adaptable differences.
  • 25) In general, the term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used to cover all the practices, other than the standard medical care techniques (or conventional methods).
  • 26) BETHANY MARSHALL, PSYCHOANALYST: I think she and Howard Stern are what we call complementary narcissists, meaning that they have the unique individual attributes of narcissists, but that ` s blossomed once they got together, so they feel that they ` re special, unique, above the law.
  • 27) Like many other practices that we label complementary or alternative medicine, ayurveda has not received conventional medicine's warm embrace.
  • 28) The National Center for complementary and Alternative Medicine is a repository of information and research findings on the effectiveness of what are commonly called "complementary" treatments.
  • 29) I teach archaeology (another space-time discipline) through screen media in complementary ways.
  • 30) I think you're right about opera and orchestra reviews (subscription concerts are, after all, still reviewed on deadline), but I think there's a certain complementary liveliness that comes from not having to shoehorn in a thumbs-up/thumbs-down judgement, even one on a more realistic continuum.
  • 31) ‘As this passage suggests, the argument he is about to undertake is different from, and complementary to, the previous argument concerning the non-contractual aspects of contract.’
  • 32) ‘Section five deals with various points of view of the religions and how they are supplementary and complementary to each other.’
  • 33) ‘While discovery and choice compete as the basis of identity, knowledge and choice are essentially complementary to each other.’
  • 34) ‘All three modalities are complementary to each other and can be used alone or in combination.’
  • 35) ‘The two industries are complementary to each other and therefore are not in any direct competition.’
  • 36) ‘We focus on the mainstream retail clients, so the two businesses are complementary to each other.’
  • 37) ‘This type of situation would appear to present two problems which are complementary to each other.’
  • 38) ‘These two approaches are likely to be complementary to each other.’
  • 39) ‘Its economies are complementary to each other, leaving ample room for exchanges and representing common interests either bilaterally or on an international level to further a free system of trade.’
  • 40) ‘In so doing, general practitioners have shown that the intellectual framework within which they operate is different from, complementary to, but no less demanding than that of specialists.’
  • 41) ‘It is true that he was responsible for the technical side of this project, but creatively, and on a production level, both felt they were very complementary to each other.’
  • 42) ‘The technologies are complementary to each other, so there is no automatic choice.’
  • 43) ‘Its champions, however, see it, not just as complementary to the earlier emphasis on whole organisms but as a new gospel which ought to replace it.’
  • 44) ‘The arm sequences flanking either side of the probe are complementary to each other but are unrelated to the target sequence.’
  • 45) ‘The top exponents of this system are experts in grappling and knowledge of this skill would be very complementary to any martial art.’
  • 46) ‘However, they work by mechanisms that are completely different and yet complementary to the use of salvia.’
  • 47) ‘More recently, however, the two programmes are adopting approaches that are becoming more complementary to each other with enormous scope for learning from each other's experience.’
  • 48) ‘But what if we imagined an entirely different developmental model (or at least one complementary to that of traditional scholarship)?’
  • 49) ‘Instead of serving dishes in courses, a Thai meal is served all at once, permitting dinners to enjoy complementary combinations of different tastes.’
  • 50) ‘We are hoping that whoever comes forward will provide the town with a building which is complementary to the style of the remainder of the Pier Hill redevelopment.’
  • 51) ‘By using complementary sequences of DNA molecules that were attached to different nanocrystals, small groupings of gold nanocrystals could be formed.’
  • 52) ‘The bottom strand of the substrate is the complementary sequence of the top strand.’
  • 53) ‘Specific genes are then identified and quantified by hybridization to a labelled DNA probe of a complementary sequence.’
  • 54) ‘We report unbinding force measurements between complementary strands of DNA as a function of temperature.’
  • 55) ‘There is no clear correlation between transitions in consecutive positions or on complementary strands of the DNA at the same positions, and both cases have been observed.’
  • 56) ‘The DNA samples were denatured after irradiation, a primer was annealed to one of the strands, and a complementary strand was constructed using a polymerase enzyme.’
  • 57) ‘The most popular complementary therapies among participants were Diet, Herbalism, Homeopathy and Aromatherapy.’
  • 58) ‘Neil is a senior lecturer at two leading complementary therapy colleges and has two busy homeopathic practices.’
  • 59) ‘For this reason, many people turn to complementary therapies such as homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal remedies.’
  • 60) ‘She is based in Worcestershire and travels internationally sharing her knowledge from her nine years experience of complementary therapies in both private practice and the NHS.’
  • 61) ‘This major set of experiences were key to me exploring various complementary therapies and to my awakening to the spiritual or ‘energy’ nature of all things.’
  • 62) ‘He has been interested in self-development and complementary therapies since 1995.’
  • 63) ‘Melissa has been studying and exploring a wide range of complementary therapies over the past seven years.’
  • 64) ‘Most of the complementary therapies at our disposal have been around for millennia.’
  • 65) ‘It offers a range of complementary therapies such as aromatherapy massage, acupuncture, arts and crafts, drama and music.’
  • 66) ‘Other forms of complementary therapy include acupuncture and chiropractic care.’
  • 67) ‘Prior to the study, volunteers completed medical history questionnaires and reported experiences of other complementary therapy.’
  • 68) ‘These facts have led many patients to seek symptom relief through the use of alternative and/or complementary therapies.’
  • 69) ‘The aim was to assess the effectiveness of any type of complementary therapy for peripheral arterial disease.’
  • 70) ‘What else can we say about modern medicine and complementary therapies?’
  • 71) ‘Lynn sees reflexology as a complementary treatment, as opposed to alternative.’
  • 72) ‘Reasoning is not the only area in which many commentators on complementary and alternative medicine discard their usual rigour: this is also evident, less excusably, over basic facts.’
  • 73) ‘Experts in three complementary and alternative medicine disciplines, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic, will also speak.’
  • 74) ‘The book tidily covers an introduction to many complementary and alternative medical therapies in a highly readable format.’
  • 75) ‘As complementary medicine grows the public may become more careful of its claims.’
  • 76) ‘The proposal that complementary health practitioners be certified has been referred to state governments.’

Examples

  • 1) But we only get two complimentary ones.
  • 2) The winner will enjoy the finals day with complimentary food and drink.
  • 3) Culture+ members can win two complimentary coffee passes online.
  • 4) You may already have complimentary access to thetimes.
  • 5) Times+ members can claim a complimentary ticket with each ticket purchased.
  • 6) Offers of a complimentary drink or dessert were declined.
  • 7) It is normal business practice to provide complimentary tickets.
  • 8) Bosses gave the audience a complimentary ticket.
  • 9) Head out to the high fells or relax in the bar and enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz.
  • 10) It is virtually impossible to know how many spectators paid to get in and how many possessed complimentary tickets.
  • 11) Gave an honest answer, was very complimentary about the two best golfers of this generation.
  • 12) No, this access will be complimentary as part of your subscription.
  • 13) Guests have complimentary access to a gym, swimming pool and health club.
  • 14) Guests have complimentary access to the spa, which is spectacularly lit at night and a great place for some downtime.
  • 15) I've received one complimentary letter and two emails that were critical.
  • 16) Culture+ members can enter to win two VIP complimentary coffee passes.
  • 17) Culture+ members can apply for two VIP complimentary coffee passes online.
  • 18) Passengers willing to pay for a first-class ticket will still be able to eat hot food because complimentary food and drink will be served at their seats.
  • 19) Still, you do get unlimited complimentary use of the thermal suite with its plunge and spa pools, sauna and the first snow room at sea.
  • 20) BETHANY MARSHALL, PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: I think she and Howard Stern are what we call complimentary narcissists, meaning that they have the unique individual attributes of narcissists, but that ` s blossomed once they got together.
  • 21) Competitors, collaborators, those in complimentary fields with an overlapping client base, and folks who are totally outside your immediate world.
  • 22) And then he actually goes on to discuss the story in complimentary terms for the opening two paragraphs of his full page review.
  • 23) Not all the speakers have couched their sentiments in complimentary language, indeed, it is a fact which we citizens of the Empire would be foolish to ignore that important sections of opinion among our American friends and elsewhere are rather suspicious of the British Empire.
  • 24) You, however, may refer to me in complimentary forms only …:)
  • 25) You, however, may refer to me in complimentary forms only†¦:)
  • 26) Well, Dave, that's because blue and orange are what are called complimentary colors if you watch enough TLC you pick up these things.
  • 27) Their report is not what could be called complimentary:
  • 28) ‘Even the odd complimentary remark can annoy me a little.’
  • 29) ‘We have received some very complimentary remarks from our customers about the facilities and the services we offer.’
  • 30) ‘Except for complimentary remarks about the food, little was said during the meal.’
  • 31) ‘A complimentary comment about a recent survey ensured that colleague Michael joined me one sunny lunchtime.’
  • 32) ‘Hope you don't mind, but my comments range from the highly complimentary to severe criticism.’
  • 33) ‘I want to make a comment about my colleague Simon Power, who was so complimentary of the rest of us here tonight.’
  • 34) ‘The comments from the young whipper snappers were less than complimentary.’
  • 35) ‘Three inspectors spent three days at the 60 pupil village school in September and their findings were all complimentary.’
  • 36) ‘There are others, not all of them quite so complimentary.’
  • 37) ‘In any case, the letters he received from editors when they returned his manuscripts were invariably complimentary about his prose.’
  • 38) ‘Although the report is complimentary about many facets of life in the maximum security prison, it says work is needed to improve in some of the key areas.’
  • 39) ‘Of course, many of the rowers had seen the TV show and were all surprisingly complimentary about our efforts and achievements.’
  • 40) ‘There are blogs that block opposing views and post opinions only complimentary to the subject at hand.’
  • 41) ‘It was used ubiquitously but never in complimentary terms.’
  • 42) ‘They read it at tempo, at sight and were very complimentary about the arrangement.’
  • 43) ‘He was, if anything, less complimentary than the inspector had been.’
  • 44) ‘The second was rather less complimentary and said he was more non-League than World Cup winner.’
  • 45) ‘Sammy smiled and said something complimentary about the cooking smells.’
  • 46) ‘But this should be seen as something complimentary.’
  • 47) ‘Seeing himself on screen afterwards was pretty scary, though colleagues had been complimentary.’
  • 48) ‘You will get a complimentary bottle of California wine and your service charge is waived in the Traveler.’
  • 49) ‘At most, I could get a complimentary bottle of wine, but inspiration came free, he said.’
  • 50) ‘Each sponsor will be proved with two complimentary tickets for the show, valued at €10 each.’
  • 51) ‘The hotel had no notification of our complimentary tickets.’
  • 52) ‘Each quiz entrant will receive a complimentary strip of tickets for the raffle that will take place during the night.’
  • 53) ‘In exchange for volunteer services, the club would provide a complimentary match ticket for any area of the ground for every game.’
  • 54) ‘Instead, each passenger will receive a complimentary bottle of distilled water.’
  • 55) ‘I was starving this morning and the complimentary breakfast was much appreciated.’
  • 56) ‘I heard similar comments as I waited in the long line for the complimentary drinks when it did open.’
  • 57) ‘A complimentary gift basket will be delivered to you in appreciation for the time taken to complete the survey.’
  • 58) ‘They were also given the chance to try complimentary treatments including Indian head massage as well as joining local fitness centres.’
  • 59) ‘The lovely and complimentary long-stemmed roses at the brunch will show your special gratitude for her caring.’
  • 60) ‘Some of the stalls offered their own product discounts and complimentary gifts, to encourage customer sales.’
  • 61) ‘Most theaters offer complimentary tickets if you review their show for the paper.’
  • 62) ‘A complimentary copy will automatically be sent to everyone leaving behind an e-mail address.’
  • 63) ‘Guests will be treated to a buffet, complimentary champagne and party favours.’
  • 64) ‘Daniel offered me a drink of complimentary champagne, but I shook my head vehemently.’
  • 65) ‘We hadn't even ordered when the waiter brought us complimentary glasses of decent champagne.’
  • 66) ‘Enjoy a feast of bistro food and one complimentary beverage.’
  • 67) ‘Here, guests can enjoy a variety of reading materials and complimentary refreshments.’
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