Meaning of supplemental in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntl/


mainly North American
  • Provided in addition to what is already present or available to complete or enhance it.

    ‘many premature infants need supplemental oxygen soon after birth’
    • ‘Hyperlinks also were included to point users to supplemental information available on the Internet.’
    • ‘During years of normal rainfall, supplemental irrigation appears to offer no advantages from the standpoint of yield or quality.’
    • ‘A supplemental source of iron must be administered within a few days of birth to prevent anemia.’
    • ‘I plan to use it as a supplemental text for each of the courses I teach.’
    • ‘Many student farms are organized as student clubs, making them eligible for supplemental funding from student councils.’