in the publishing business, a set of pages that accompanies a magazine or a newspaper, but that is bound separately and that has its own page numbering. A supplement can be made for special occasions, like fairs, holidays or newsworthy events; and there are also regular supplements, like the color supplements that accompany some Sunday newspapers.

Sup"ple*ment (?), n. [F. suppl'ement, L. supplementum, fr. supplere to fill up. See Supply, v. t.]


That which supplies a deficiency, or meets a want; a store; a supply.




That which fills up, completes, or makes an addition to, something already organized, arranged, or set apart; specifically, a part added to, or issued as a continuation of, a book or paper, to make good its deficiencies or correct its errors.

3. Trig.

The number of degrees which, if added to a specified arc, make it 180°; the quantity by which an arc or an angle falls short of 180 degrees, or an arc falls short of a semicircle.

Syn. -- Appendix. -- Appendix, Supplement. An appendix is that which is appended to something, but is not essential to its completeness; a supplement is that which supplements, or serves to complete or make perfect, that to which it is added.


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Sup"ple*ment (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplemented; p. pr. & vb. n. Supplementing.]

To fill up or supply by addition; to add something to.

Causes of one kind must be supplemented by bringing to bear upon them a causation of another kind. I. Taylor.


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