Definitions for "COMPLEMENTARITY"
Necessary Coexistence, Inseparable Pairs; Unity is Plural
or inherent complementarity of Universe: Necessary co-existence, inseparable pairs. Fuller emphasizes that Universe consists of complementary teams, such as concave-convex, tension-compression, positive-negative, and male-female, and concludes that "unity is inherently plural."
The antiparallel pairing of nucleotides in double-stranded DNA, double-stranded RNA, or DNA-RNA duplexes.
The fact that several public interventions (or several components of an intervention) contribute towards the achievement of the same objective. Complementarity may be functional, if the objective is functional (e.g. developing a sector or creating a network). It may be territorial, if the objective concerns a territory (e.g. integrated local development policy). BACK
a relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities
(often also referred to as division of labour). Donors divide sectors and thematic areas among themselves with a view to avoiding the crowding of donors in particular sectors and areas. The consequence will usually be that donors end up focusing on a relatively limited number of areas or sectors and sometimes have to even disengage from some areas or sectors. The Nordic Plus donors have formulated a set of complementarity principles. The key principle is that the Nordic+ donors will be guided by the partner country in the division of labour and the selection of areas/sectors. (Nordic+).
Completion; psychologically, the assimilation of an element which has previously been lacking and through which wholeness is attained.
the interrelation of reciprocity whereby one thing supplements or depends on the other; "the complementarity of the sexes"
A condition of two resources of which less is required when they are taken together than when consumed separately.