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supplementary

[suhp-luh-men-tuh-ree] /ˌsʌp ləˈmɛn tə ri/
adjective
1.
Also, supplemental. of the nature of or forming a supplement; additional.
noun, plural supplementaries.
2.
a person or thing that is supplementary.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; supplement + -ary
Related forms
nonsupplementary, adjective
presupplementary, adjective
unsupplementary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for presupplementary

supplementary

/ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
forming or acting as a supplement Also (less commonly) supplemental (ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntəl)
noun (pl) -ries
2.
a person or thing that is a supplement
Derived Forms
supplementarily, (rare) supplementally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for presupplementary

supplementary

adj.

1660s, from supplement + -ary.

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