composite

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French composite, from Latin compositus, past participle of componere ‘put together’.

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Adjective[edit]

composite (comparative more composite, superlative most composite)

  1. Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.
  2. (architecture) Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.
  3. (mathematics) Not prime; having factors.
  4. (botany) Being a member of the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae), bearing involucrate heads of many small florets.

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Noun[edit]

composite (plural composites)

  1. A mixture of different components.
  2. A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.
  3. (botany) A plant belonging to the family Compositae.
  4. (mathematics) A function of a function.
  5. (chiefly law enforcement) A drawing, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.

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Verb[edit]

composite (third-person singular simple present composites, present participle compositing, simple past and past participle composited)

  1. To make a composite.
    I composited an image using computer software.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

composite m (plural composites)

  1. composite material

Adjective[edit]

composite (masculine and feminine, plural composites)

  1. composite

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

composite f

  1. Feminine plural form of composito

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

composite

  1. vocative masculine singular of compositus