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Complementary is a characteristic of pairs of lexical items that the denial of the one implies the assertion of the other and the assertion of the one implies the denial of the other.


single: married, male: female

Other languages

German Komplementarität Chinese 互补


Lyons, John. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.