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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)

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.

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."