composite number

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composite number

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

composite number

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

compos′ite num′ber

a number that is a multiple of at least two numbers other than itself and 1.

com·pos·ite number

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.
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Noun1.composite number - an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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A special type of composite number is a factorial where 'n factorial' is:
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In contrast, if n is a composite number, it is quite rare for the above congruence to be satisfied with b.
For example, 6 is a composite number because it has more than two factors: 1, 2, 3, and 6.
For any composite number n > 6, we have the identities c(n) = 0 and C(n) = 0;
He liked the number twenty-four because it is a composite number, the product of several factors.
Baume is a composite number, influenced by the SG of the liquid and the suspended solids, the shape of the gauge, the liquid's viscosity and plasticity, the gelling characteristics, and other liquid characteristics including pseudoplasticity, rheopexy, thixotrophy, dilatency, Bingham plasticity and zeta potential.
It records results for graphics, CPU and disk I/O operations, as well as a composite number for total system performance.
One group is called defective because the composite number is greater than the sum of all its factors except itself.
But a new report released today provides, for the first time, an easy to understand, composite number that measures the well-being of Los Angeles residents in the areas of health, education and income.

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