from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something added to complete a thing, make up for a deficiency, or extend or strengthen the whole.
- n. A section added to a book or document to give further information or to correct errors.
- n. A separate section devoted to a special subject inserted into a periodical, such as a newspaper.
- n. Mathematics The angle or arc that when added to a given angle or arc makes 180° or a semicircle. Also called supplementary angle.
- transitive v. To provide or form a supplement to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency.
- n. An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date.
- n. An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject.
- n. An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180°; a supplementary angle.
- n. : A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development.
- v. To provide or make a supplement to something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply.
- n. That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors.
- n. The number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180°; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle.
- transitive v. To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An addition to anything, by which it is made more full and complete; particularly, an addition to a book or paper.
- n. Store; supply.
- n. In trigonometry, the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 180° or a semicircle.
- n. Synonyms Appendix, Supplement. An appendix contains additional matter, not essential to the completeness of the principal work, but related to it; a supplement contains additional material, completing or improving the principal work.
- To fill up or supply by additions; add something to, as to a writing, etc.; make up deficiencies in.
- n. In algebra, the supplement of any multiplicative combination Em of the reference elements e1, e2 … en and of the m th order is that multiplicative combination En–m of the (n–m)th order which contains those reference elements omitted from Em multiplied in such succession that (EmEn–m) = 1. The supplement of Em is denoted by | Em.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. add to the very end
- v. serve as a supplement to
- n. a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
- v. add as a supplement to what seems insufficient
- n. textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
- n. a supplementary component that improves capability
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin supplēmentum, from supplēre, to complete; see supply.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin supplementum ("that which is added to supply a shortage"), from supplere ("to provide something"). (Wiktionary)