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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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In addition, in light of the somewhat overly rigid test for states created by the ICC in the Kenya case through which to evaluate the complementarity principle (i.
Under the complementarity principle, which is related to the question of the admissibility of a particular case, the ICC Prosecutor must determine whether the relevant investigating or prosecuting nation state is able and willing to investigate or prosecute the case, or has, in good faith, decided not to prosecute.
States have a default primacy in terms of preventing and punishing these crimes within their own constitutional ambit; but the complementarity principle assumes that, because states are imperfect, they often have a title without capacity or have a capacity unworthy of the title.
Niels Bohr's complementarity principle says that objects can have wave and particle properties, but not both at the same time.
If the complementarity principle is violated, the conception of causality is also said to be violated (Moore, 1989, pp.
Since their inception, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Bohr's complementarity principle had a profound impact not only on physics, but also on science in general.
Kenya's request of the Pre-Trial Chamber to find the cases against the defendants inadmissible under the complementarity principle was denied, and the cases ruled admissible.
43) If the courts of the national jurisdiction are unwilling or unable to prosecute an individual for a crime covered by the Rome Statute, the ICC can prosecute that individual without violating the complementarity principle.
With the help of his complementarity principle one could yet manage the paradoxes associated with intrinsic uncertainty.
From the presented details it does not follow that Bohr's complementarity principle is wrong, we have just explicitly reformulated the principle providing strict definitions for which way claims as bijections, and have clarified the useful terms self-interference and cross-interference.
Paths 5 and 6 cannot be both distinguishable and indistinguishable for the quantum state [PSI]--this is what the complementarity principle says.
Complementarity principles are, as noted infra, also implicated by Articles 25, 34, 35, 36, 42, 53, 54, and 56.

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