Supplement


Supplement
Supplement Sup"ple*ment, n. [F. suppl['e]ment, L. supplementum, fr. supplere to fill up. See {Supply}, v. t.] 1. That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

2. That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors. [1913 Webster]

3. (Trig.) The number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180[deg]; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Appendix.

Usage: {Appendix}, {Supplement}. An appendix is that which is appended to something, but is not essential to its completeness; a supplement is that which supplements, or serves to complete or make perfect, that to which it is added. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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