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  1. complement

    • n.
      a thing that contributes extra features to something else in such a way as to improve or emphasize its quality;a number or quantity of something, especially that required to make a group complete
    • v.
      contribute extra features to (someone or something) in such a way as to improve or emphasize their qualities;add to or make complete
    • noun: complement, plural noun: complements

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    名詞

    • 1. a thing that contributes extra features to something else in such a way as to improve or emphasize its quality local ales provide the perfect complement to fine food 同義詞 accompaniment, companion, addition, supplement, accessory, ... 更多反義詞 contrast
    • 2. a number or quantity of something, especially that required to make a group complete at the moment we have a full complement of staff 同義詞 amount, total, aggregate, contingent, company, ... 更多
    • the number of people required to crew a ship almost half the ship's complement of 322 were wounded
    • the amount in degrees by which a given angle is less than 90°.
    • the members of a set or class that are not members of a given subset.
    • 3. one or more words, phrases, or clauses governed by a verb (or by a nominalization or a predicative adjective) that complete the meaning of the predicate. In generative grammar, all the constituents of a sentence that are governed by a verb form the complement.
    • (in systemic grammar) an adjective or noun that has the same reference as either the subject (as mad in he is mad) or the object (as mad in he drove her mad or manager in they appointed him manager).
    • 4. a group of proteins present in blood plasma and tissue fluid which combine with an antigen–antibody complex to bring about the lysis of foreign cells.

    動詞

    • 1. contribute extra features to (someone or something) in such a way as to improve or emphasize their qualities a classic blazer complements a look that's smart or casual
    • add to or make complete the proposals complement the incentives already available
    • n.
      a test for infection with a microorganism which involves measuring the amount of complement ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      (of the moon) depicted as full

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a test for infection with a microorganism which involves measuring the amount of complement ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • 更多解釋
    • n.
      a thing that completes or brings to perfection: the libretto proved a perfect complement to the music
    • v.
      add to (something) in a way that enhances or improves it; make perfect: a classic blazer complements a look that's stylish or casual

    Oxford American Dictionary