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complementary

, complemental
1. forming a mathematical complement
2. Maths Logic (of a pair of sets, etc.) mutually exclusive and exhaustive, each being the complement of the other
3. (of genes) producing an effect in association with other genes

complementary

[‚käm·plə′men·trē]
(electronics)
Having pnp and npn or p- and n- channel semiconductor elements on or within the same integrated-circuit substrate or working together in the same functional amplifier state.
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For some of them Russia is the main supplier of fossil fuels, for the others, such as Kazakhstan, which possess their own resources, the main reason is a high degree of mutual complementariness.
When different behaviour combines to make a perfect whole, there is complementariness.
Rather, it is to emphasize their inevitable interactions and complementariness.
It is observable, for example, in Yolngu traditional ceremonies in which moiety complementariness (through clan membership) governs performance of mardayin (see Morphy 1991, 134ff).
complementariness or contradiction is contained in a unity of superior order.
Perhaps the best answer may be found in the complementariness of the essays in Confronting Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.
On the other hand, his views suggest the complementariness of Jewish culture in Israel and in the Diaspora.
Complementariness of Pearce element ratio diagrams and mass-balance calculations for the study of igneous fractionation.