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Noun: complementary color  ,kóm-plu'men-t(u-)ree'kú-lur
Usage: US (elsewhere: complementary colour)
  1. Either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    - complementary, complementary colour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: complementary colors

Type of: chromatic color [US], chromatic colour [Brit, Cdn], spectral color [US], spectral colour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Complementary color