[syn: supplementary, supplemental]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Supplemental \Sup`ple*men"tal\, Supplementary
\Sup`ple*men"ta*ry\, a. [Cf. F. suppl['e]mentaire.]
Added to supply what is wanted; additional; being, or serving
as, a supplement; as, a supplemental law; a supplementary
sheet or volume.
Supplemental air (Physiol.), the air which in addition to
the residual air remains in the lungs after ordinary
expiration, but which, unlike the residual air, can be
expelled; reserve air.
Supplemental bill (Equity), a bill filed in aid of an
original bill to supply some deffect in the latter, or to
set forth new facts which can not be done by amendment.
Supplementary chords (Math.), in an ellipse or hyperbola,
any two chords drawn through the extremities of a
diameter, and intersecting on the curve.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: functioning in a supporting capacity; "the main library
and its auxiliary branches" [syn: auxiliary,
subsidiary, supplemental, supplementary]
2: added to complete or make up a deficiency; "produced
supplementary volumes" [syn: supplementary, supplemental]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "supplementary":
accessory, accidental, added, additional, adjunct, adscititious,
adventitious, ancillary, annexed, another, appended, appurtenant,
ascititious, attached, auxiliary, casual, circumstantial,
collateral, contingent, contributory, excess, extra, extraneous,
farther, fortuitous, fresh, further, incidental, inessential, more,
new, nonessential, other, plus, secondary, spare, subordinate,
subsidiary, superadded, superfluous, supernumerary, supervenient,
supplemental, supportive, surplus, ulterior, unessential