complement

(redirected from complements)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to complements: Complement system
References in periodicals archive ?
Example (35) does not implicate "the room was spinning around him," nor does (36) implicate "the light turned red" for the simple reason that the factivity of the complements is defeated, or canceled, within the sentences in which they occur.
However, using DNA fragments with three nucleotides overcomes this obstacle, leading to the formation of complements on an ongoing basis, says Gunther von Kiedrowski from Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.