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noun [countable] complement pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒmplɪmənt/
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  1. 1
    something that is added to something else
    complement to: Her youthful energy will be a welcome complement to the strength and experience of the team.
  2. 2
    something that combines well with something else
    complement to: Our sauces are the perfect complement to any meal.
  3. 3
    the number of people or things that something has
    full complement (=the largest number possible or necessary): We already have our full complement of workers.
    complement of: the government department with the largest complement of civil servants

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