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An integer exactly divisible by at least one positive integer other than itself or 1.
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(Mathematics) a positive integer that can be factorized into two or more other positive integers. Compare prime number
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a number that is a multiple of at least two numbers other than itself and 1.
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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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|Noun||1.||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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