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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.
Mentioned in: Kinesiology, Applied
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We evaluated the performance of the proposed measure margin-based measure (MM) using forward ensemble selection, where complementariness (COM) [14], concurrency (CON) [15], and uncertainty weighted accuracy (UWA) [18] were used as the compared measures.
There, I also argue for the complementariness of the two types of study: "Neither of the two approaches fully characterizes the properties of a broadly defined "syntactic structure".
is another young proponent of the pairing, whose complementariness he likens to that of peanut butter and jelly.
2003) emphasized the complementariness of both systems allowing an organization to gain efficiency and innovation simultaneously.
This complementariness becomes an advantage to be exploited, for it is possible to link the different activities of the population and answer the need for employment in order to reach higher incomes and therefore, increase the quality of life of the population, a common objective with local sustainable development.
On the other hand, stock market development leads to higher profitability and margin for banks, particularly at lower levels of financial development suggesting complementariness between the banking sector and the stock market.
The coming together of the knowledges of all participants has led to an enhanced understanding of each others' roles within the community and a deeper appreciation of the complementariness of these roles.
Overall, the dynamics outlined above suggest the process of decreasing goods complementariness between the two regions is happening.
After the dissolution of the USSR, there remained a strong dependence of the new countries on Russia as well as a high degree of economic complementariness.
As Rogers (1995) points out, the innovations consist of several attributes: i) the advantage with respect to previous methods; ii) its compatibility and complementariness with previous technologies; iii) the complexity in learning to use the new technology, iv) the possibility of testing the new product; and v) being able to observe the acquired benefits, allowing the first adopters to transmit his/her experience to other prospective users, thus expanding the network and increasing as the ability to observe and appreciate the game's benefits (Chakravarty and Dubinsky, 2005).
The next step in this process is the integration of regional markets to obtain increased energy efficiency, complementariness, and energy source diversity.