Definitions for Compositekəmˈpɒz ɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pos•itekəmˈpɒz ɪt(adj.; n.; v.)-it•ed, -it•ing.

  1. (adj.)made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound:

    a composite picture; a composite philosophy.

  2. belonging to the composite family of plants.

    Category: 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.

    Category: Architecture

  4. of or pertaining to a composite function or a composite number.

    Category: Math

  5. (n.)something composite; a compound.

  6. a composite plant.

  7. a picture, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.

    Category: Photography, Fine Arts

  8. (v.t.)to make a composite of.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of composite:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < L compositus,compōnere to put together; see component


Princeton's WordNet

  1. complex, composite(noun)

    a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts

    "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"

  2. composite, composite plant(adj)

    considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers

  3. composite(adj)

    consisting of separate interconnected parts

  4. composite(adj)

    of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae


  1. composite(Noun)

    A mixture of different components.

  2. composite(Noun)

    A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.

  3. composite(Noun)

    A plant belonging to the family Compositae.

  4. composite(Noun)

    A function of a function.

  5. composite(Noun)

    A drawing, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.

  6. composite(Verb)

    To make a composite.

    I composited an image using computer software.

  7. composite(Adjective)

    Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.

  8. composite(Adjective)

    Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.

  9. composite(Adjective)

    Not prime; having factors.

  10. composite(Adjective)

    Being a member of the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae).

  11. Origin: From composite, from compositus, past participle of componere ‘put together’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Composite(verb)

    made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language

  2. Composite(verb)

    belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital

  3. Composite(verb)

    belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion

  4. Composite(noun)

    that which is made up of parts or compounded of several elements; composition; combination; compound

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Composite' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3476


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