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EtymologyEdit

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

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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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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, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.

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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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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composite m (plural composites)

  1. composite material

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composite (plural composites)

  1. composite

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ItalianEdit

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composite

  1. feminine plural of composito

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composite

  1. vocative masculine singular of compositus

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