Accompanying vs Complementary - What's the difference?

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Accompanying is a related term of complementary.


As adjectives the difference between accompanying and complementary

is that accompanying is present together while complementary is acting as a complement.

As nouns the difference between accompanying and complementary

is that accompanying is while complementary is a complementary colour.

As a verb accompanying

is .

accompanying

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Present together.
  • * (1848 ) :
  • The accompanying pages contain the unfinished Sketch of a Theory of Life by S. T. Coleridge.

    References

    *“ accompanying” in Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The accompanying helped her relax.

    complementary

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Acting as a complement.
  • *
  • Using the terminology we intro-
    duced earlier, we might then say that black and white squares are in comple-
    mentary
    distribution on a chess-board. By this we mean two things: firstly,
    black squares and white squares occupy different positions on the board: and
    secondly, the black and white squares complement each other in the sense that
    the black squares together with the white squares comprise the total set of 64
    squares found on the board (i.e. there is no square on the board which is not
    either black or white).
  • (genetics) Of the specific pairings of the bases in DNA and RNA.
  • (physics) Pertaining to pairs of properties in quantum mechanics that are inversely related to each other, such as speed and position, or energy and time. (See also Heisenberg uncertainty principle.)
  • Usage notes

    * Complementary and complimentary are frequently confused and misused in place of one another.

    Derived terms

    * complementarily * complementarity * complementary angle * complementary colour * complementary distribution

    Noun

    (complementaries)
  • A complementary colour.
  • (obsolete) One skilled in compliments.
  • (Ben Jonson)