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Noun: complementarity  ,kóm-pli-men'ter-u-tee [N. Amer], ,kóm-pli-men'ta-ri-tee [Brit]
  1. A relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities
  2. The interrelation of reciprocity whereby one thing supplements or depends on the other
    "the complementarity of the sexes"

Derived forms: complementarities

Type of: reciprocality, reciprocity, ungradable opposition

Encyclopedia: Complementarity