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## com·pos·ite

(kəm-pŏz′ĭt, kŏm′pə-zĭt)
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·ness n.

## composite

(ˈkɒmpəzɪt)
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]
ˈcompositeness n

## com•pos•ite

(kəmˈpɒz ɪt)

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]

## composite

Past participle: composited
Gerund: compositing

Imperative
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
Conditional
I would composite
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Past Conditional
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## composite

1. The chassis is made of a complex composite structure incorporating carbon fibre.
noun
1. Spain is a composite of diverse traditions and people.

## composite

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

[ˈkɒmpəzɪt]
B. CPD composite motion N

## composite

[ˈkɒmpəzɪt]
(gen)composite
(BOTANY)composé(e)
(MATHEMATICS)composé(e)
n

## composite

zusammengesetzt; composite motionSammelantrag m; composite materialVerbund(werk)stoff m; composite structure
(Bot) → Korbblütler-; flower
(Math) numberteilbar
n
(Bot) → Korbblütler m
(= photograph)Fotomontage f

## composite

[ˈkɒmpəzɪt] adj (gen) (Math) → composto/a (Archit) → composito/a
References in classic literature ?
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.
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 followed by a sturdy fellow in a composite dress, which presents him under the double aspect of a groom and a gardener.
Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts.
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.
The composite monster which had caused the other troops to flee had not then appeared.
To find component forces equal to the composite or resultant force, the sum of the components must equal the resultant.
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.
She is happy, she makes another person happy, and she's not broken down as I am, but most likely just as she always was, bright, clever, open to every impression," thought Darya Alexandrovna,--and a sly smile curved her lips, for, as she pondered on Anna's love affair, Darya Alexandrovna constructed on parallel lines an almost identical love affair for herself, with an imaginary composite figure, the ideal man who was in love with her.
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.
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.

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