supplement

A supplement is something added to something else. Nutritional supplements add vitamins and minerals to the ones already included in the food you eat.

If a zombie army wants to increase its ranks but is running out of bodies, it might supplement its troops with mummies. If the zombies put out their manifesto and then realize they left out an important point, they might supplement the manifesto with a press release. That press release could also be referred to as a supplement.

DEFINITIONS OF: supplement

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n a supplementary component that improves capability

Synonyms:
accessory, add-on, appurtenance
Types:
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auto accessory
an accessory for an automobile
computer accessory
an accessory for a computer
fitting
a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system
fixings, trimmings
the accessories that normally accompany (something or some activity)
gas fitting
the fitting (pipes or valves or meters) that convey gas from the gas main to the gas fixtures of a building
pipe fitting, pipefitting
fitting consisting of threaded pieces of pipe for joining pipes together
receptacle
an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
Type of:
component, constituent, element
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

n a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)

Synonyms:
supplementation
Type of:
increase, increment
the amount by which something increases

n textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end

Synonyms:
addendum, postscript
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appendix
supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
continuation, sequel
a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
shirttail
a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article
codicil
a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will
Type of:
matter
written works (especially in books or magazines)

v add as a supplement to what seems insufficient

supplement your diet”
Types:
vitaminise, vitaminize
add vitamins as a supplement
eke out, fill out
supplement what is thought to be deficient
leverage
supplement with leverage
Type of:
add
make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

v add to the very end

Synonyms:
add on, affix, append
Types:
annex
attach to
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

v serve as a supplement to

“Vitamins supplemented his meager diet”
Type of:
be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent
form or compose

WORD FORMS

n
an additional component that improves capability
1 supplement
v
add to what seems insufficient
2 supplement
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