Wood and brick have very different material properties that complement each other in the design of houses that are highly livable, energy efficient and fire resistant.2. Elements that mutually supply what the other lacks.
Opposites are not contradictory but complementary.3. Mutually beneficial processes, relationships or situations.
~ Niels Bohr
He developed a complementary relationship with the product team whereby they helped him understand the product and he got them invited to industry events.4. [color theory] Colors that are visual opposites such that they have maximum contrast with one another.
Blue and orange are complementary colors that have high contrast.5. [marketing] A product or service that is designed to be used with the products and services of another firm.
Solar panels can be viewed as a complement to electronic vehicles whereby many consumers want to charge their vehicle with green energy.6. [medicine] The combination of two different approaches to medicine, particularly the combination of modern medical practices and traditional medicine.
Many patients choose complementary therapies.7. [mathematics] Two angles whose sum is 90°.
30° and 60° are complementary angles.