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Definition of "composite" []

  • Made up of distinct components; compound. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Having factors; factorable. (adjective)
  • Botany Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the composite family. (adjective)
  • Architecture Of, relating to, or being in the Composite order. (adjective)
  • A structure or an entity made up of distinct components. See Synonyms at mixture. (noun)
  • Composed of separate parts; compound (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Asteraceae (adjective)
  • Capable of being factorized or decomposed (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian styles (adjective)
  • Something composed of separate parts; compound (noun)
  • Any plant of the family Asteraceae (formerly Compositae), typically having flower heads composed of ray flowers (e.g. dandelion), disc flowers (e.g. thistle), or both (e.g. daisy) (noun)
  • A material, such as reinforced concrete, made of two or more distinct materials (noun)
  • A proposal that has been composited (noun)
  • To merge related motions from local branches of (a political party, trade union, etc) so as to produce a manageable number of proposals for discussion at national level (verb)

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Use "composite" in a sentence
  • "For those of you who have never heard the term composite before, this means taking a photograph and adding and/or subtracting things from it."
  • "The word composite takes into account trading off the exchange."
  • "Whatever that may be, we are all interested in finding out what the composite is to be after he has given his various deliverances over the radio."