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supplement

[n. suhp-luh-muh nt; v. suhp-luh-ment] /n. ˈsʌp lə mənt; v. ˈsʌp ləˌmɛnt/
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 of supplement
1350-1400
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
Related forms
supplementer, noun
unsupplemented, adjective
well-supplemented, adjective
Can be confused
appendix, index, supplement (see synonym study at appendix)
complement, supplement (see synonym study at complement)
Synonyms
2. addendum, epilogue, postscript. See appendix. 5. See complement.
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  • The table was laid with all manner of cold dishes, supplemented by others upon the sideboard.

    The Hillman E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • On this occasion, our provisions were supplemented by the hospitality of the khan.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • This is largely a matter of personal feeling, but Saxo's account seems to me pointless, till it is supplemented from the Saga.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • "And all the other evidence is in keeping," supplemented Olivo.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Greek-speaking Christians supplemented it by their own equivalent, as we by the English Father.

British Dictionary definitions for supplemented

supplement

noun (ˈsʌplɪmənt)
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)
  1. either of a pair of angles whose sum is 180°
  2. an arc of a circle that when added to another arc forms a semicircle Abbreviation sup, supp
verb (ˈsʌplɪˌmɛnt)
5.
(transitive) to provide a supplement to, esp in order to remedy a deficiency
Derived Forms
supplementation, noun
supplementer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin supplēmentum, from supplēre to supply1
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Word Origin and History for supplemented

supplement

n.

late 14c., from Latin supplementum "something added to supply a deficiency," from supplere (see supply (v.)).

v.

1829, from supplement (n.). Related: Supplemented; supplementing.

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