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Definition 1: a supplementary component that improves capability - [noun denoting artifact]

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(supplement is a kind of ...) an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"spare components for cars" "a component or constituent element of a system"

(... is a kind of supplement ) an accessory for an automobile

(... is a kind of supplement ) an accessory for a computer

"when you add in all the computer accessories you are going to need the computer gets pretty expensive"

(... is a kind of supplement ) a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

(... is a kind of supplement ) the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity)

"an elaborate formal dinner with all the fixings" "he bought a Christmas tree and trimmings to decorate it"

Definition 2: a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for supplement in the sense of this definition

(supplement is a kind of ...) the amount by which something increases

"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"

Definition 3: textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for supplement in the sense of this definition

(supplement is a kind of ...) written works (especially in books or magazines)

"he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"

(... is a kind of supplement ) supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book

(... is a kind of supplement ) a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

(... is part of supplement) written matter following the main text of a book

Definition 4: add to the very end - [verb of contact]

Samples where supplement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language

Synonyms for supplement in the sense of this definition

(supplement is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of supplement ) attach to

Definition 5: add as a supplement to what seems insufficient - [verb of possession]

Samples where supplement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • supplement your diet

(supplement is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(... is a kind of supplement ) add vitamins as a supplement

"vitaminized processed foods"

(... is a kind of supplement ) supplement what is thought to be deficient

"He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons" "Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"

(... is a kind of supplement ) supplement with leverage

"leverage the money that is already available"

(supplement implies ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(supplement has a similar meaning as ...) serve as a supplement to

"Vitamins supplemented his meager diet"

Definition 6: serve as a supplement to - [verb of stative]

Samples where supplement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Vitamins supplemented his meager diet

(supplement is a kind of ...) form or compose

"This money is my only income" "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance" "These constitute my entire belonging" "The children made up the chorus" "This sum represents my entire income for a year" "These few men comprise his entire army"

(supplement has a similar meaning as ...) add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

"supplement your diet"

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