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complementary

/com·ple·men·ta·ry/ (kom″plĕ-men´tah-re)
1. supplying a defect, or helping to do so; making complete; accessory.
2. in biochemistry, pertaining to the specific pairing between purine and pyrimidine bases in two nucleotide strands.

complementary

(kŏm′plə-mĕn′tə-rē, -trē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to complementary medicine.
2. Genetics Of or relating to a group of genes that act in concert to produce a specific phenotype.
3. Biochemistry Of or relating to the specific pairing of the purines and pyrimidines between strands of a DNA or an RNA molecule.

com′ple·men′ta·ri·ly (-tə-rə-lē, -trə-lē, -mĕn-târ′ə-lē) adv.
com′ple·men′ta·ri·ness n.

complementary

Of a NUCLEOTIDE or nucleotide sequence the base, or bases, of which can link to one or more other bases to form a BASE PAIR or a sequence of base pairs.

Complementary

Something that serves to fill out or complete something else.
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Insights regarding this complementarily issue have significant policy implications.
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Another complicating factor is the principle of complementarily.
This approach seems to show that firms fundamentally act in accordance with the objectives of maximizing stockholder value, while complementarily conferring some residual or instrumental value to the rest of the stakeholders, particularly those who may have an impact on business development because of their power (Phillips, 2003).