supplementary

supplementary
[[t]sʌ̱plɪme̱ntri, AM -teri[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
Supplementary things are added to something in order to improve it.

...the question of whether or not we need to take supplementary vitamins...

Provide them with additional background or with supplementary information.

Syn:
additional, extra

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • supplementary — sup·ple·men·ta·ry /ˌsə plə men tə rē, trē/ adj: added or serving as a supplement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. supplementary …   Law dictionary

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  • supplementary — adjective Date: 1667 1. added or serving as a supplement ; additional < supplementary reading > 2. being or relating to a supplement or a supplementary angle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supplementary — adj. supplementary to * * * supplementary to …   Combinatory dictionary

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