Definitions for: Supplement

[n] a supplementary component
[n] a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
[n] textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
[v] add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
[v] add as a supplement to what seems insufficient; "supplement your diet"
[v] serve as a supplement to; "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sup"ple*ment, n. [F. suppl['e]ment, L.
supplementum, fr. supplere to fill up. See Supply, v. t.]
1. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a
store; a supply. [Obs.] --Chapman.

2. That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to,
something already organized, arranged, or set apart;
specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation
of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or
correct its errors.

3. (Trig.) The number of degrees which, if added to a
specified arc, make it 180[deg]; the quantity by which an
arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc
falls short of a semicircle.

Syn: Appendix.

Usage: Appendix, Supplement. An appendix is that which is
appended to something, but is not essential to its
completeness; a supplement is that which supplements,
or serves to complete or make perfect, that to which
it is added.

Sup"ple*ment, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplemented;
p. pr. & vb. n. Supplementing.]
To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.

Causes of one kind must be supplemented by bringing to
bear upon them a causation of another kind. --I.

Synonyms: accessory, add on, addendum, affix, append, appurtenance, postscript, supplementation

See Also: add, annex, appendix, attach, auto accessory, back matter, be, component, comprise, computer accessory, constituent, constitute, continuation, cut-in, eke out, element, end matter, fill out, fitting, fixings, furnish, increase, increment, insert, leverage, make up, matter, provide, render, represent, sequel, supply, trimmings, vitaminise, vitaminize

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