composite

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French composite, from Latin compositus, past participle of compōnō (put together). Doublet of compost.

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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) Having factors other than itself and one; not prime and not one.
  4. (botany) Belonging to the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae), bearing involucrate heads of many small florets.
  5. (photography, historical) Employing multiple exposures on a single plate, so as to create an average view of something, such as faces in physiognomy.
    composite portraiture; a composite photograph
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., page 92:
      [B]y photographing a number of faces on the same plate, and so superimposing their images on one another, he produces a so-called "composite" photograph or image.

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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 Asteraceae, syn. Compositae.
  4. (mathematics) A function of a function.
  5. (mathematics) Clipping of composite number.
  6. (chiefly law enforcement) A drawing, photograph, etc. that combines several separate pictures or images.
  7. (rail transport, Britain) A railway carriage with compartments for two different classes of travel; see Composite Corridor.
    • 1963 April, “New Inter-City diesel multiple-units for W.R.”, in Modern Railways, page 266:
      The units are made up as either:
      [...]
      Trailer composite—4 first-class compartments—24 seats; and 3 second-class compartments—24 seats,
      [...]
      A total of 40 vehicles are to be built, Ten of each type of power car, ten trailer composites, five trailer seconds and five trailer second/buffets.

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, borrowed from Latin compositus. Doublet of compote and compost.

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Noun[edit]

composite m (plural composites)

  1. composite material

Adjective[edit]

composite (plural composites)

  1. composite

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

composite

  1. feminine plural of composito

Latin[edit]

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composite

  1. vocative masculine singular of compositus

References[edit]

  • composite in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • composite in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • composite in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934