Complementary colors
Complementary Com`ple*men"ta*ry, a. Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers. [1913 Webster]

{Complementary colors}. See under {Color}.

{Complementary angles} (Math.), two angles whose sum is 90[deg]. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • complementary colors —    Colors that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, blue and orange, and violet and yellow. When complements are mixed together they form the neutral colors of brown or gray. Note that this term is spelled… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • complementary colors — two colors for which the sensory mechanisms are so linked that when they are mixed on the color wheel they cancel each other out, leaving neutral gray; they are also associated with each other in afterimage and contrast …   Medical dictionary

  • complementary colors — primary or secondary colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel (in the case of light: two mixed together produce white, in the case of pigments: two mixed together produce gray) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Complementary color — Complementary colors are pairs of colors that are of “opposite” hue in some color model. The exact hue “complementary” to a given hue depends on the model in question, and perceptually uniform, additive, and subtractive color models, for example …   Wikipedia

  • Complementary — Com ple*men ta*ry, a. Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers. [1913 Webster] {Complementary colors}. See under {Color}. {Complementary angles} (Math.), two angles whose sum is 90[deg]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Complementary angles — Complementary Com ple*men ta*ry, a. Serving to fill out or to complete; as, complementary numbers. [1913 Webster] {Complementary colors}. See under {Color}. {Complementary angles} (Math.), two angles whose sum is 90[deg]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complementary — 1620s, ceremonious, from COMPLEMENT (Cf. complement) + ARY (Cf. ary). Sense forming a complement attested from 1829, earliest in complementary colors …   Etymology dictionary

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