from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a supplement; serving to supplement; additional; added to supply what is wanted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Added to supply what is wanted; additional; being, or serving as, a supplement.
  • adjective (Physiol.) the air which in addition to the residual air remains in the lungs after ordinary expiration, but which, unlike the residual air, can be expelled; reserve air.
  • adjective (Equity) a bill filed in aid of an original bill to supply some deffect in the latter, or to set forth new facts which can not be done by amendment.
  • adjective (Math.) in an ellipse or hyperbola, any two chords drawn through the extremities of a diameter, and intersecting on the curve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Acting to supplement.
  • adjective Appending.
  • adjective Lacking a regular schedule (as in a supplemental airline).
  • noun Something that supplements or adds to.
  • noun A requisition or article of legislation that provides additional funding for a program.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective functioning in a supporting capacity
  • adjective added to complete or make up a deficiency


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