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- n. The replacement of a set by its complement
- n. The interaction between two genetic units such that an organism can function normally if either one is defective
- n. The relationship of a phrase to its predicate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate.
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- n. (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
- n. the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate
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When they behave like adverbs – i.e. when they don’t have any noun phrase complementation – they’re said to be phrasal verbs.
The problem (or one of them) comes with particles with no complementation but which nevertheless have prepositional meaning:
Galan 2008 discusses this issue and advises caution, because it could be that other ATP hydrolyzing proteins from the cell coupled to the secretion apparatus and cause a partial complementation of protein.
Again, is ‘her father’ the complementation of a prepositonal phrase beginning with ‘after’, or is it the object of a compound verb ‘take after’?
I think you are going to say that the difference is that in ‘He looked up the word’, there is no noun phrase complementation.
The problem or one of them comes with particles with no complementation but which nevertheless have prepositional meaning:
The Tracys are strong believers in gender complementation.
Boolean algebra is the algebra of two-valued logic with only sentential connectives, or equivalently of algebras of sets under union and complementation.
X closed under the operations of union, intersection, complementation with respect to X, with members and
A strongly supplemented model violating complementation.