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n. pl. com·pos
Any of various combined substances, such as mortar or plaster, formed by mixing ingredients.
[Short for composition.]
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n, pl -pos
1. (Building) a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc
2. informal Austral and NZ compensation, esp for injury or loss of work
(Military) military intended to last for several days: compo rations; a compo pack.
[short for composition, compensation, composite]
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n., pl. -pos.
any composition material.
[1820–25; by shortening; compare -o]
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