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complementation

Definitions of complementation
  1. noun
    (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
    synonyms: complementary distribution
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    type of:
    dispersion, distribution
    the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
  2. noun
    the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate
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    type of:
    grammatical relation
    a linguistic relation established by grammar
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