That which fills up or completes; the quantity or number required to fill a thing or make it complete.
That which is required to supply a deficiency, or to complete a symmetrical whole.
Full quantity, number, or amount; a complete set; completeness.
A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity.
The interval wanting to complete the octave; -- the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third.
to complete, to go together with and to enhance the finished product in some way
A word or phrase that has to follow a verb in order for it to make sense and for it to be complete: You're being difficult = verb 'to be' + complement (adjective) She walked into the kitchen = verb 'walk' + complement (prepositional phrase)
generally, an input or consumer good whose use decreases as the cost of another rises is considered a complement in demand to that other good. An output or product whose supply decreases as the price of another falls is considered a complement in supply to the other product. Complements generally occur in fixed proportions in an economy. For Keystone Sector Analysis: entities I and J are perfect complements when K's interaction with I is always accompanied by K's interaction with J ( Kilkenny and Nalbarte-this paper). complete graph is one in which all the actors have two-way ties to all other actors. component is the largest subset of actors in a network that all relate to each other, also known as group or a sub-graph. strong component is one in which the arcs that make up the paths are aligned in continuous chain without a change of direction. A weak component is made of actors that are linked by non-directional edges ( Scott, 1991).
a term for all constituents of the sentence required by a verb except for the subject (e.g. the object is a complement of the verb).
a completing word or phrase that usually follows a linking verb to form a subjective complement: e.g., (I) He is my father. (2) That cigar smells terrible. If the complement is an adjective it is sometimes called a predicate adjective. An objective com plement completes the direct object rather than the subject: e.g., We found him honest and trustworthy.
a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
a complete number or quantity; "a full complement"
something added to complete or make perfect; "a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner"
either of two parts that mutually complete each other
make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to; "I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup"
a word added to a verb of incomplete predication to complete its meaning
a word that follows a verb and completes the meaning of the sentence or
word or words that describe the subject of a verb
Traditionally, the 'object' of a copular verb, eg Juan es médico. In modern linguistics, the term is used to denote a clause (or a clause-equivalent such as an infinitive or gerund) which functions as the subject, object or prepositional object of a verb.
It is an adjective or noun group that comes after a link verb be, and gives more information about the subject of the clause. E.g. She is tired.
A noun or adjective forming the predicate of a verb that cannot govern a direct object. For example: He is silly. Complex sentence A sentence made up of one main clause and at least one subordinate clause.
A word or phrase (especially a noun or adjective) that completes the predicate. Subject complements complete linking verbs and rename or describe the subject: Martha is my neighbor. She seems shy. Object complements complete transitive verbs by describing or renaming the direct object: They found the play exciting. Robert considers Mary a wonderful wife.
To add something that completes or makes whole.
A term that denotes a specific grammatical function. We say that in a phrase a constituency holds whereas a head word projects along with its comp(lement)--e.g., the VP kissed Mary shows Mary as the DP-object complement of the transitive Verb (Head) Kiss. XP (Head initial) / / \ Head Comp
in a clause the part that completes and describes the subject is often referred to as the complement. This may consist of the verb 'to be' or a copular verb and an adjective. Examples: This essay is excellent The business became successful
A constituent of a phrase which is required to complete the meaning of the Head. In a review of the book, of the book is the Complement of the Head review. Similarly, in detectives examined the scene, the scene is the Complement of the Head examined.
A complement is a word or group of words used after a verb to complete a predicate construction. We like to eat ice cream.
The word (or words) that completes the action in the predicate of a sentence; to complete a grammatical construction in this way. Example: Tom is a policeman (complement).
In traditional music theory a complement is the interval added to another, that is placed on top of another, so that their complete span is an octave. The complement of any interval is its inverse, except for the octave and the unison which are each other's complements.
In grammar the term complement is used with different meanings. The core meaning of complement is a word, phrase or clause which is necessary in a sentence to complete its meaning. We find complements which function as a sentence element (i.e. of equal status to subjects and objects) and complements which exist within sentence elements.