AskDefine | Define supplement

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1 textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end [syn: addendum, postscript]
2 a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency) [syn: supplementation]
3 a supplementary component that improves capability [syn: accessory, appurtenance, add-on]


1 add as a supplement to what seems insufficient; "supplement your diet"
2 serve as a supplement to; "Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"
3 add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language" [syn: append, add on, affix]

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  1. Something added, especially to make up for a deficiency.
  2. An extension to a document or publication that adds information, corrects errors or brings up to date.
  3. An additional section of a newspaper devoted to a specific subject.
  4. An angle that, when added to a given angle, makes 180°; a supplementary angle.
  5. : A vitamin, herbal extract, or chemical compound included with a diet to enhance muscular development.


extension to a document or publication
supplementary angle in geometry
addition to a diet in bodybuilding


  1. To provide or make a supplement to something.


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