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Definition of the noun composite

What does composite mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: composites

  1. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of composite: complex
    • more generic word: whole = all of something including all its component elements or parts
    • more specific words:
      • hybrid = a composite of mixed origin
      • syndrome = a complex of concurrent things
  2. considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers

Alternative definition of the noun composite


  1. A mixture of different components.
  2. A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.
  3. [botany] A plant belonging to the family Compositae.
  4. [mathematics] A function of a function.
  5. [chiefly law enforcement] A drawing, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.

Definition of the adjective composite

What does composite mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more composite / most composite

  1. consisting of separate interconnected parts
  2. of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae

Alternative definition of the adjective composite


  1. Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.
  2. [architecture] Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.
  3. [mathematics] Not prime; having factors.
  4. [botany] Being a member of the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae).

Definition of the verb composite

What does composite mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: composited | compositing | composites

  1. To make a composite.


  1. "Composite" is a musical album of In The Nursery.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  2. "Composite" is a musical album of Monogrenade.
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  3. "Composite" is a musical EP of DNA & FLA.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  4. "Composite" is a musical album of Maneige.
    • released in (36 years ago)


  1. Composite: A composite or a composite index is combination of equities or indexes intended to measure the overall market performance over time.
  2. The Composite is a New York City Subway car class built in 1903 and in 1904 for the Interborough Rapid Transit Company and its successor, the NYC Board of Transportation.
  3. The Composite Extension of the X Window System renders the graphical output of clients " an off-screen buffer. Applications can then take the contents of that buffer and do whatever they like. The off-screen buffer can be automatically merged into the parent window or merged by external programs, called compositing managers.

Phrases with Composite

  1. Composite Type
  2. Composite Built
  3. composite order
  4. composite plant
  5. composite number
  6. composite school
  7. Composite Dropseed
  8. composite function
  9. Composite Laminate
  10. composite material
  11. Composite Particle
  12. Composite Board Insulation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Composite

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Google previewCanoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way (2009)

How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass by Sam Rizzetta

the home workshop The word composite means something fabricated with, or composed of, more than one material, so wood covered with fiberglass and resin is technically a composite However, the term is used most commonly to describe ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials (1989)

by Anthony Kelly

A composite lamina can be regarded as a planar arrangement of unidirectional fibers or woven fibers in a matrix. A lamina based upon a polymer matrix material can be produced by a filament-winding technique. Laminates based upon metal ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)

Foetidum, Tinctura eastorei composite—e. of Game, Tincturn de crooo composite—e. Guaiaci volatilis, Tincturo Guaiaci ammoniata—e. Jalapas compositum ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

composite air photography — Air photographs made with a camera having one principal lens and two or more surrounding and oblique lenses. The several resulting photographs are corrected or transformed in printing to permit ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Composite action command Figure 2 Subcortical loops. BG 1⁄4 basal ganglia; CB n. 1⁄4 cerebellar nucleus; CB ctx. 1⁄4 cerebellar cortex. its occasional disruption associated with unfavorable epigenetic expression might help to explain ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

Dualcure composite, a restorative material partially set by light and partially by a slower chemical reaction, has been developed to overcome the individual disadvantages of the other two curing methods. The advantages of resin composite ...

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I align myself with almost all researchers in assuming that anything we do is a composite of whatever genetic limitations were given to us by our parents and whatever kinds of environmental opportunities are available. (Howard Gardner)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3P3O1S1I1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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