complementary vs complimentary :

complementary vs complimentary

complementary or complimentary

Complementary refers to a situation where something is combined with another element to make a whole. It is perceived to be a harmonious or desirable partner for one another.

"Male and Female roles in the community are complementary."

Complimentary means a serious expression of respect, encouragement, praise and congratulations.

"The party ended with complimentary greetings."

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  • n  either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
  • s  of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
    `male' and `female' are complementary terms
  • s  acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

  • a  conveying or resembling a compliment
    a complimentary remark
  • s  costing nothing
    complimentary tickets
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  • Telkonet, Inc. Announces Adjournment of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
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    June 13, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • Nvidia hopes Shield eventually overtakes Xbox, PS4
    Nvidia’s Shield is complementary to gaming consoles for now, but the company hopes that wide adoption of Android gaming ultimately could make the US$349 handheld an alternative to Xbox and PlayStation. The Android gaming handheld has a 5-inch flip-up screen and a built-in controller with a range of buttons. Shield will ship this month and is just $50 cheaper than Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 ...
    June 13, 2013 - PC World