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From Latin supplementum, or French supplément.



Supplement n (genitive Supplements, plural Supplemente)

  1. supplement (addition to a printed work)
    Das Lexikon besteht aus den Bänden A-G, H-Sch, Se-Z sowie einem Supplement.
    The encyclopaedia consists of the volumes A-G, H-Sch, Se-Z, and a supplement.

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  • The German word typically has a more restricted scope than the English. As in the example, it is used chiefly of a volume that it is added later to an already completed series of volumes. Accordingly, the compound Supplementband is quite common.

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