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Topic: NEWSPAPERS, PUBLISHING

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: supplementum, from supplere; SUPPLY2

supplement

1 noun
     
sup‧ple‧ment1 [countable]
1 something that you add to something else to improve it or make it complete:
vitamins and other dietary supplements
supplement to
The payments are a supplement to his usual salary.
2TCN an additional part at the end of a book, or a separate part of a newspaper, magazine etc:
the Sunday supplements
3 an amount of money that is added to the price of a service, hotel room etc:
Single rooms are available at a supplement.
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