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com·pos·ite

 (kəm-pŏz′ĭt, kŏm′pə-zĭt)
adj.
1.
a. Made up of distinct components; compound.
b. Made by combining two or more existing things, such as photographs.
2. Mathematics Having factors; factorable.
3. Botany Of, belonging to, or characteristic of the composite family.
4. Composite Architecture Of, relating to, or being in the Composite order.
n.
1. A structure or entity made up of distinct components: a musical suite that is a composite of operatic themes.
2. 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.
3. Botany A plant in the composite family.
4. 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.
tr.v. com·pos·it·ed, com·pos·it·ing, com·pos·ites
1. To make using distinct components.
2. To make by combining two or more photographs or images.

[French, from Old French, from Latin compositus, past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.]

com·pos′ite·ly adv.
com·pos′ite·ness n.

composite

(ˈkɒmpəzɪt)
adj
1. composed of separate parts; compound
2. (Plants) of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Asteraceae
3. (Mathematics) maths capable of being factorized or decomposed: a composite function.
4. (Architecture) (sometimes capital) denoting or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian styles. See also Doric, Tuscan
n
5. something composed of separate parts; compound
6. (Botany) 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)
7. (Building) a material, such as reinforced concrete, made of two or more distinct materials
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a proposal that has been composited
vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) 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
[C16: from Latin compositus well arranged, from compōnere to collect, arrange; see component]
ˈcompositely adv
ˈcompositeness n

com•pos•ite

(kəmˈpɒz ɪt)

adj., n., v. -it•ed, -it•ing. adj.
1. made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound: a composite picture; a composite philosophy.
2. belonging to the composite family of plants.
3. (cap.) of or designating one of the five classical orders of architecture, in which the Roman Ionic and Corinthian orders are combined, with diagonally set Ionic volutes resting upon a bell of Corinthian acanthus leaves.
4. of or pertaining to a composite function or a composite number.
n.
5. something composite; a compound.
6. a composite plant.
7. a picture, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.
v.t.
8. to make a composite of.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin compositus,compōnere to put together; see component]
com•pos′ite•ly, adv.

composite


Past participle: composited
Gerund: compositing

Imperative
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Present
I composite
you composite
he/she/it composites
we composite
you composite
they composite
Preterite
I composited
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Present Continuous
I am compositing
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he/she/it is compositing
we are compositing
you are compositing
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Present Perfect
I have composited
you have composited
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Past Continuous
I was compositing
you were compositing
he/she/it was compositing
we were compositing
you were compositing
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Past Perfect
I had composited
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we had composited
you had composited
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Future
I will composite
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he/she/it will composite
we will composite
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Future Perfect
I will have composited
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Future Continuous
I will be compositing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been compositing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been compositing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been compositing
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Conditional
I would composite
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.composite - a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related partscomposite - a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
whole - all of something including all its component elements or parts; "Europe considered as a whole"; "the whole of American literature"
hybrid - a composite of mixed origin; "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
syndrome - a complex of concurrent things; "every word has a syndrome of meanings"
2.composite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowerscomposite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
compass flower, compass plant - any of several plants having leaves so arranged on the axis as to indicate the cardinal points of the compass
everlasting, everlasting flower - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
Anthemis cotula, mayweed, stinking chamomile, stinking mayweed, dog fennel - widespread rank-smelling weed having white-rayed flower heads with yellow discs
Anthemis tinctoria, dyers' chamomile, golden marguerite, yellow chamomile - Eurasian perennial herb with hairy divided leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in North America
Anthemis arvensis, corn chamomile, field chamomile, corn mayweed - European white-flowered weed naturalized in North America
Chrysanthemum maximum maximum, Leucanthemum superbum, shasta daisy - hybrid garden flower derived from Chrysanthemum maximum and Chrysanthemum lacustre having large white flower heads resembling oxeye daisies; often placed in the genus Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum lacustre, Leucanthemum lacustre, Pyrenees daisy - perennial of Portugal similar to the oxeye daisy
Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, dusty miller, silver lace, silver-lace, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum - shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
golden buttons, Tanacetum vulgare, tansy, scented fern - common perennial aromatic herb native to Eurasia having buttonlike yellow flower heads and bitter-tasting pinnate leaves sometimes used medicinally
crown beard, crownbeard, crown-beard - any plant of the genus Verbesina having clustered white or yellow flower heads
Adj.1.composite - consisting of separate interconnected parts
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
2.composite - of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants

composite

adjective
1. compound, mixed, combined, complex, blended, conglomerate, synthesized The chassis is made of a complex composite structure incorporating carbon fibre.
noun
1. compound, blend, conglomerate, fusion, synthesis, amalgam, meld Spain is a composite of diverse traditions and people.

composite

adjective
Consisting of two or more interconnected parts:
noun
The result of combining:
Translations
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composite

[ˈkɒmpəzɪt]
A. ADJcompuesto
B. CPD composite motion Nmoción f compuesta

composite

[ˈkɒmpəzɪt]
adj
(gen)composite
(BOTANY)composé(e)
(MATHEMATICS)composé(e)
ncomposé m

composite

adj
zusammengesetzt; composite motionSammelantrag m; composite materialVerbund(werk)stoff m; composite structuregegliederter Aufbau
(Bot) → Korbblütler-; flowerzur Familie der Korbblütler gehörig
(Math) numberteilbar
n
(Bot) → Korbblütler m
(= photograph)Fotomontage f

composite

[ˈkɒmpəzɪt] adj (gen) (Math) → composto/a (Archit) → composito/a
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When the caterpillars became moths, they made friends with the ever-increasing Oddities--albinoes, mixed-leggers, single-eyed composites, faceless drones, halfqueens and laying sisters; and the ever-dwindling band of the old stock worked themselves bald and fray-winged to feed their queer charges.
Whether or not he thought to the conclusion in swift-related images and pictures and swift-welded composites of images and pictures, is a problem that still waits human solution.
Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts.
Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual -- he is a combina- tion of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew, and therefore belongs to the composite order of archi- tecture.
Behind the row of buildings thus curiously intermingled runs the one straggling street of the town, with its sturdy pilots' cottages, its mouldering marine store-houses, and its composite shops.
It was difficult to realize that they had gone; down through ages of darkness, cruelty, and ignorance, until their hereditary instincts of culture and humanitarianism had risen ascendant once more in the final composite race which now is dominant upon Mars.
Yet they were the very things that made the memory of the jungle what it was to Tarzan--that made up the composite jungle life he loved.
We have learned to think of women in a sort of symbolic transfiguration, based on clothes; and one of the readiest ways in which we conceive our mistress is as a composite thing, principally petticoats.
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling THE LAND OF THE LEAL as cheerfully as I could.
Again, there is a composite kind of recognition involving false inference on the part of one of the characters, as in the Odysseus Disguised as a Messenger.
He is haunted by the traditional voices of the old masters of his craft, and lastly, more than all, by the dead women and men of his race, the ancestors that count in the making of his composite soul and have their silent say in every action, thought, and impulse of his life.
And firstly, if it be not entirely new, but is, as it were, a member of a state which, taken collectively, may be called composite, the changes arise chiefly from an inherent difficulty which there is in all new principalities; for men change their rulers willingly, hoping to better themselves, and this hope induces them to take up arms against him who rules: wherein they are deceived, because they afterwards find by experience they have gone from bad to worse.