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Main Entry: 1com·ple·ment
Pronunciation: primarystresskäm-plschwa-mschwant
Function: noun
1 : something that fills up, completes, or makes perfect
2 : full quantity, number, or amount <a ship's complement of officers and crew>
3 a : the angle that when added to a given angle equals 90 degrees b : the set of all elements not included in a given mathematical set
4 : an added word or group of words by which the predicate of a sentence is made complete <"president" in "they elected her president" and "to work" in "he wants to work" are different kinds of complements>
5 : a heat-sensitive substance in normal blood that in combination with antibodies destroys antigens (as bacteria and foreign blood corpuscles)

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