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Meaning of supplement

sup•ple•ment

Pronunciation: (n.sup'lu-muntv.sup'lu-ment&sec), [key]
— n.
  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. the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.
—v.t.
  1. to complete, add to, or extend by a supplement.
  2. to form a supplement or addition to.
  3. to supply (a deficiency).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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