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Noun: complementary colour
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: complementary color)
  1. Either one of two chromatic colours that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    - complementary color [US], complementary

Derived forms: complementary colours

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

Encyclopedia: Complementary colour