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com·ple·men·tar·i·ty

(kom'plĕ-men-tār'i-tē),
1. The degree of base-pairing (A opposite U or T, G opposite C) between two sequences of DNA and/or RNA molecules.
2. The degree of affinity, or fit, between antigen- and antibody-combining sites.
3. The degree of affinity, or fit, between an enzyme and a substrate.

com·ple·men·tar·i·ty

(kom'plĕ-men-tar'i-tē)
1. The degree of base-pairing between two sequences of DNA and/or RNA molecules.
2. The degree of affinity, or fit, of antigen and antibody combining sites.

complementarity (kamˑ·pl·men·tarˑ··tē),

n a concept in quantum physics, proposed by Neils Bohr, in which total information about a subject or system cannot be obtained because the information is located in at least two complementary qualities. Measuring one quality precludes measurement of the other.

complementarity

the relationship between bases in the DNA double helix whereby every base on one strand is matched to a complementary hydrogen bonding base on the other strand.

complementarity-determining region (CDR)
restricted regions within the variable regions of antibodies that bind to antigenic determinants.
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Practically, the concept of complementarity has proven versatile and effective.
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The so-called R&D complementarity indicates that the firm that simultaneously engages in more than one type of R&D strategy has higher R&D or innovation output (Topkis 1998) (2).
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619); commitment refers to the intention to develop and maintain the relationship through making sacrifices, communicating honestly, and offering understanding; and complementarity is defined as cooperative interactions between each other.