# composite number

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## composite number

n.
An integer exactly divisible by at least one positive integer other than itself or 1.

## composite number

n
(Mathematics) a positive integer that can be factorized into two or more other positive integers. Compare prime number

## compos′ite num′ber

n.
a number that is a multiple of at least two numbers other than itself and 1.
[1720–30]

## com·pos·ite number

(kəm-pŏz′ĭt)
An integer that can be divided by at least one other integer besides itself and 1 without leaving a remainder. 24 is a composite number since it can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12. No prime numbers are composite numbers. Compare prime number.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 composite number - an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and onenumber - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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