Translation of complement in Spanish:


complemento, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑmpləmənt//ˈkɒmplɪm(ə)nt/


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    • 1.1

      complemento masculine
      complement to sth complemento de algo

    • 1.2Linguistics

      predicativo masculine
      complemento predicativo masculine
      • For many people, ‘feel like’ has become a complex verb that takes sentential complements.
      • Complement clauses are subordinate clauses that function as complements of a word: that they were too noisy in She told them that they were too noisy.
      • Recall that a verb governs an object, and the head of a phrase governs the complement.
      • Looks like it managed it, too - provided we take ‘like’ to be a preposition, not an adjective taking a noun phrase complement.
      • So it should be perfectly fine to conjoin two noun phrases as complements of expect, and indeed it is.

    • 1.3Mathematics

      complemento masculine
      the complement of an angle el complemento de un ángulo
      • Likewise, in base 2, the complement of a number is obtained by subtraction from a row of 1's.

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    (full number)
    the orchestra had the full complement of strings la orquestra contaba con una sección de cuerdas completa
    • the ship's complement la tripulación / dotación completa
    • ‘An adequate service for children at risk cannot be provided without a full complement of social workers,’ he said.
    • A single pollinator imports sufficient pollen into an individual fig to initiate a full complement of seeds.
    • The instruments included three rhythm sections, bongo drums, piano, a full complement of brass, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, guitars and even two bassoons.
    • This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts.
    • He gave an assurance that public neonatal units across the country would receive a full complement of drugs by tomorrow, even if his ministry had to source them from the region.
    • The Learjet has a maximum range of just over 2,000 nautical miles with a full complement of passengers which means it can reach all corners of the newly enlarged EU from 2004.
    • A full complement of Vancouver police officers was on hand for traffic control and to ensure the safety of people participating in the peaceful demonstration.
    • They have a full complement of IT staff, and hardware to cater to a worldwide user base that requires their services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • The minimum wage would be 89 shillings 11 pence per week for those producing a full complement of weaves and 74 shillings for those who didn't.
    • The net effect of fooling ourselves in these basic ways has been to project a full complement of thoughts and emotions that are utterly incompatible with the species in question.
    • If there's a full complement of 10 guests, that works out at just 15 litres each - which means a quick stop-start shower rather than a long soak.
    • On June 15, we were able to announce a full complement of senior staff, with a truly exceptional mix of experience and diversity.
    • It does not just provide office space for a company to work in, it offers a full complement of strategic services that aim to transform a great business idea into a global player.
    • The cell is then stretched and split into two halves on the framework of microtubules, each half containing a full complement of chromosomes.
    • We have a full complement of both vehicles and soldiers who can carry out any tasks that they are required to do.
    • St Cecilia's, building its way to a full complement of 900 pupils, currently has just 11, 12 and 13-year-olds on roll.
    • Accommodation along Shell Beach is limited to a single camp run by an Arawak family (with a full complement of pet dogs, parrots, and tortoises).
    • In a sign of the gravity of the talks, Dr Reid was accompanied by a full complement of civil servants.
    • Tetraploids, inheriting a full complement of chromosomes from each parent, and thus having double the normal allowance, occur in nature or can be induced.
    • He would say that but the company now has a full complement of drivers, which suggests there is substance to his claim.

transitive verb

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    those colors complement each other esos colores se complementan (entre sí)