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. [1913 Webster]

{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. --Burrill. --Daniel.

{Supplementary chords} (Math.), in an ellipse or hyperbola, any two chords drawn through the extremities of a diameter, and intersecting on the curve. [1913 Webster]

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  • supplemental — sup·ple·men·tal /ˌsə plə ment əl/ adj: serving to complete or make an addition supplemental appropriations; specif: of, relating to, or being a supplemental pleading supplemental n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • supplemental — c.1600, from SUPPLEMENT (Cf. supplement) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • supplemental — That which is added to a thing or act to complete it. See also amendment @ supplemental act That which supplies a deficiency, adds to or completes, or extends that which is already in existence without changing or modifying the original. Act… …   Black's law dictionary

  • supplemental — [[t]sʌ̱plɪme̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Supplemental means the same as supplementary. [mainly AM, FORMAL] You ll probably be able to buy supplemental insurance at an extra cost... Large supplemental doses of vitamin E can slightly raise blood… …   English dictionary

  • supplemental — adjective Date: 1605 1. serving to supplement 2. nonscheduled < a supplemental airline > • supplemental noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supplemental — supplementally, adv. /sup leuh men tl/, adj. 1. supplementary. 2. nonscheduled (def. 2). 3. (of a pleading, an affidavit, etc.) added to furnish what is lacking or missing. n. 4. anything that is supplemental: supplementals attached to the bill… …   Universalium

  • supplemental — adj. Supplemental is used with these nouns: ↑material …   Collocations dictionary

  • supplemental — sup•ple•men•tal [[t]ˌsʌp ləˈmɛn tl[/t]] adj. 1) supplementary 1) 2) cvb nonscheduled 3) cvb anything that is supplemental • Etymology: 1595–1605 sup ple•men′tal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • supplemental — supplement ► NOUN 1) a thing added to something else to enhance or complete it. 2) a separate section added to a newspaper or periodical. 3) an additional charge payable for an extra service or facility. ► VERB ▪ provide a supplement for.… …   English terms dictionary

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