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相補
Readings
そうほ
souho
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
complementKomplementarität

Kanji
ON: ソウ, ショウKUN: あい-
inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councillor, aspect, phase, physiognomy

ON: KUN: おぎな.う
supplement, supply, make good, offset, compensate, assistant, learner

Example sentences
この2つの子音は相補分布をなしていそうである。Parts: 此の (この), 二つ (ふたつ), 子音 (しいん), 相補 (そうほ), 分布 (ぶんぷ), 成す (なす), そう, であるIt is likely that these two consonants are in complementary distribution.

相補的分布に関する重要な点は、個々の音が起こる環境を明確に述べることである。Parts: 相補 (そうほ), (てき), 分布 (ぶんぷ), に関する (にかんする), 重要 (じゅうよう), (てん), 個々 (ここ), (おと), 起こる (おこる), 環境 (かんきょう), 明確 (めいかく), 述べる (のべる), (こと), であるThe important point concerning the complementary distribution is to specify the environment where the individual sounds occur.

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