Composite definition

kəm-pŏzĭt, kŏmpə-zĭt
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(mathematics) The application of one function to another. For example, if ƒ (x) = x2 and g(x) = x + 1, then the composite ƒ (g(x)) = ( x + 1)2 and the composite g( ƒ (x)) = x2 + 1.
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(mathematics) Having factors; factorable.
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(botany) Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the composite family.
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The definition of composite is made up of many parts.

An example of something composite is a puzzle.

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A composite is defined as something made up of multiple parts.

An example of a composite is a mixture with many liquids in it.

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(architecture) Of, relating to, or being in the Composite order.
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Made up of distinct components; compound.
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Made by combining two or more existing things, such as photographs.
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A structure or entity made up of distinct components.

A musical suite that is a composite of operatic themes.

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(botany) A plant in the composite family.
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To make using distinct components.
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To make by combining two or more photographs or images.
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Formed of distinct parts; compound.
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Designating or of a classical Roman order of architecture, in which the scroll-like ornaments of the Ionic capital are combined with the acanthus design of the Corinthian.
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(bot.) Designating the largest family (Asteraceae, order Asterales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the daisy, thistle, artichoke, and chrysanthemum, characterized by flower heads composed of dense clusters of small flowers surrounded by a ring of small leaves or bracts.
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A thing of distinct parts; compound; esp., any of a class of high-strength, lightweight engineering materials consisting of various combinations of alloys, plastics, and ceramics.
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(bot.) A composite plant.
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Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.
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(architecture) Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.
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(mathematics) Not prime; having factors.
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(botany) Being a member of the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae), bearing involucrate heads of many small florets.
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A mixture of different components.
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A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.
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(botany) A plant belonging to the family Compositae.
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(mathematics) A function of a function.
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(chiefly law enforcement) A drawing, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.
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To make a composite.

I composited an image using computer software.

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A material in which two or more distinct, structurally complementary materials, usually a matrix material and a reinforcing material, are combined to produce structural or functional properties not present in any individual component. Wood, bone, concrete, plastic reinforced by glass fibers, and graphite reinforced with carbon fibers are all composite materials.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
composite
Plural:
composites

Origin of composite

  • French from Old French from Latin compositus past participle of compōnere to put together component

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary