# Complement vs. Completion

## Difference Between Complement and Completion

#### Complementnoun

Something (or someone) that completes; the consummation.

#### Completionnoun

The act or state of being or making something complete; conclusion, accomplishment.

#### Complementnoun

(obsolete) The act of completing something, or the fact of being complete; completion, completeness, fulfilment.

#### Completionnoun

(legal) The conclusion of an act of conveyancing concerning the sale of a property.

#### Complementnoun

The totality, the full amount or number which completes something.

#### Completionnoun

(American football) A forward pass that is successfully caught by the intended receiver.

#### Complementnoun

(obsolete) Something which completes one's equipment, dress etc.; an accessory.

#### Completionnoun

(mathematics) The act of making a metric space complete by adding points.

#### Complementnoun

(nautical) The whole working force of a vessel.

#### Completionnoun

(mathematics) The space resulting from such an act.

#### Complementnoun

(heraldry) Fullness (of the moon).

#### Completionnoun

(American football) a successful forward pass in football

#### Complementnoun

An angle which, together with a given angle, makes a right angle.

#### Completionnoun

a concluding action

#### Complementnoun

Something which completes, something which combines with something else to make up a complete whole; loosely, something perceived to be a harmonious or desirable partner or addition.

#### Complementnoun

(grammar) A word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction in the predicate and that describes or is identified with the subject or object.

#### Complementnoun

(music) An interval which, together with the given interval, makes an octave.

#### Complementnoun

(optics) The color which, when mixed with the given color, gives black (for mixing pigments) or white (for mixing light).

*The complement of blue is orange.*

#### Complementnoun

(set theory) Given two sets, the set containing one set's elements that are not members of the other set (whether a relative complement or an absolute complement).

*The complement of the odd numbers is the even numbers, relative to the natural numbers.*

#### Complementnoun

(immunology) One of several blood proteins that work with antibodies during an immune response.

#### Complementnoun

(logic) An expression related to some other expression such that it is true under the same conditions that make other false, and vice versa.

#### Complementnoun

(electronics) A voltage level with the opposite logical sense to the given one.

#### Complementnoun

(computing) A bit with the opposite value to the given one; the logical complement of a number.

#### Complementnoun

The diminished radix complement of a number; the nines' complement of a decimal number; the ones' complement of a binary number.

*The complement of $01100101\_2$ is $10011010\_2$.*

#### Complementnoun

The radix complement of a number; the two's complement of a binary number.

*The complement of $01100101\_2$ is $10011011\_2$.*

#### Complementnoun

The numeric complement of a number.

*The complement of −123 is 123.*

#### Complementnoun

(genetics) A nucleotide sequence in which each base is replaced by the complementary base of the given sequence: adenine (A) by thymine (T) or uracil (U), cytosine (C) by guanine (G), and vice versa.

*A DNA molecule is formed from two strands, each of which is the complement of the other.*

#### Complementnoun

obsolete spelling of complimentshould this be at a different ety?

#### Complementnoun

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#### Complementverb

To complete, to bring to perfection, to make whole.

*We believe your addition will complement the team.*

#### Complementverb

To provide what the partner lacks and lack what the partner provides.

*The flavors of the pepper and garlic complement each other, giving a very rich taste in combination.*

*I believe our talents really complement each other.*

#### Complementverb

To change a voltage, number, color, etc. to its complement.

#### Complementverb

obsolete form of compliment

#### Complementnoun

a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

#### Complementnoun

a complete number or quantity;

*a full complement*

#### Complementnoun

number needed to make up whole force;

*a full complement of workers*

#### Complementnoun

something added to complete or make perfect;

*a fine wine is a perfect complement to the dinner*

#### Complementnoun

one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response

#### Complementnoun

either of two parts that mutually complete each other

#### Complementverb

make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to;

*I need some pepper to complement the sweet touch in the soup*