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Meaning of complimentary

com•pli•men•ta•ry

Pronunciation: (kom"plu-men'tu-rē, -trē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
—adj.
  1. of the nature of, conveying, or expressing a compliment, often one that is politely flattering: a complimentary remark.
  2. given free as a gift or courtesy: a complimentary ticket.
—n.
  1. something given or supplied without charge, as lodging, transportation, or meals, esp. as an inducement to prospective customers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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