Supplementary vs Dependent - What's the difference?

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Supplementary is a related term of dependent.


As an adjective supplementary

is additional; added to supply what is wanted.

As a noun dependent is

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supplementary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
  • References

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    dependent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Relying upon; depending upon.
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  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}
  • Used in questions, negative sentences and after certain particles and prepositions.
  • (medicine) Affecting the lower part of the body, such as the legs while standing up, or the back while supine.
  • Hanging down.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) One who relies on another for support
  • With two children and an ailing mother, she had three dependents in all ... (In British English, this meaning is spelt dependant.)
  • (grammar) An element in phrase or clause structure that is not the head. Includes complements, modifiers and determiners.
  • (grammar) The aorist subjunctive or subjunctive perfective: a form of a verb not used independently but preceded by a particle to form the negative or a tense form. Found in Greek and in the Gaelic languages.
  • Synonyms

    * dependant