supplement

[n. suhp-luh-muhnt; v. suhp-luh-ment]
noun
1.
something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.
2.
a part added to a book, document, etc., to supply additional or later information, correct errors, or the like.
3.
a part, usually of special character, issued as an additional feature of a newspaper or other periodical.
4.
Geometry. the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.
verb (used with object)
5.
to complete, add to, or extend by a supplement.
6.
to form a supplement or addition to.
7.
to supply (a deficiency).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin supplēmentum that by which anything is made full, equivalent to sup- sup- + plē- (stem of plēre to fill; see full1) + -mentum -ment

supplementer, noun
unsupplemented, adjective
well-supplemented, adjective

1. appendix, index, supplement (see synonym study at appendix) ; 2. complement, supplement (see synonym study at complement).


2. addendum, epilogue, postscript. See appendix. 5. See complement.
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supplement
 
n
1.  an addition designed to complete, make up for a deficiency, etc
2.  a section appended to a publication to supply further information, correct errors, etc
3.  a magazine or section inserted into a newspaper or periodical, such as one with colour photographs issued every week
4.  geometry
 a.  either of a pair of angles whose sum is 180°
 b.  sup, Abbreviation: supp an arc of a circle that when added to another arc forms a semicircle
 
vb
5.  (tr) to provide a supplement to, esp in order to remedy a deficiency
 
[C14: from Latin supplēmentum, from supplēre to supply1]
 
supplemen'tation
 
n
 
'supplementer
 
n

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supplement
1382, from L. supplementum "something added to supply a deficiency," from supplere (see supply). The verb is first recorded 1829.
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Example sentences
We supplemented our menu with excellent store-bought goodies, from smoked
  salmon and salami to cheeses and chocolates.
Explore weapons that martial arts fighters have supplemented to their technique.
The birds pale in captivity unless their diet is supplemented.
The paper should be supplemented with maps, graphic organizers, and data that
  illustrate your findings.
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