What does composite mean?

Definitions for composite
kəmˈpɒz ɪtcom·pos·ite

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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

Wiktionary

  1. composite(Noun)

    A mixture of different components.

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

  2. composite(Noun)

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

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

  3. composite(Noun)

    A plant belonging to the family Compositae.

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

  4. composite(Noun)

    A function of a function.

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

  5. composite(Noun)

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

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

  6. composite(Verb)

    To make a composite.

    I composited an image using computer software.

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

  7. composite(Adjective)

    Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.

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

  8. composite(Adjective)

    Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.

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

  9. composite(Adjective)

    Not prime; having factors.

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

  10. composite(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf. Compost.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf. Compost.]

  3. Composite(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf. Compost.]

  4. Composite(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf. Compost.]

Editors Contribution

  1. composite

    A type of material.

    Composite is used for various purposes some of which are composite decking.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  
  2. composite

    A type of matter.

    Composite is used for various purposes some of which are composite decking.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

How to pronounce composite?

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How to say composite in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of composite in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of composite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of composite in a Sentence

  1. Tian Weidong:

    Retail investors took profit and sold shares of securities, banks and other blue chip companies, which weighed on the composite index, yet the correction seemed modest, indicating the overall market sentiment is warming.

  2. Solvay Chief Executive Jean-Pierre Clamadieu:

    The composite market in the aerospace sector is growing by about 10 percent per year, we are confident Cytec is well positioned to benefit from this growth.

  3. Lindsay Stark:

    Often, researchers and policy-makers may only look within one of these domains -- such as health or education -- to draw conclusions about child well-being or to set policy, by considering a composite of domains and looking across multiple areas of well-being, policy makers are more likely to develop appropriate and effective policies for children, including funding allocations.

  4. Todd Rosenbluth:

    Based on the names and country profiles, it should seem they are offering you the same exposure, but they track different indices, their country exposure is going to be different, and that exposure difference helps explain why they perform differently. So far, the discrepancy has helped The Vanguard fund, Todd Rosenbluth said, although both funds have taken a hit since the end of June, when the Shanghai Composite Index started falling. Since then, The Vanguard fund has lost 11.65 percent, while the iShares fund has fallen 12.45 percent. Year to date, The Vanguard fund is down 6.97 percent, and the iShares fund is down 8.89 percent. Chinese shares have been falling on fears that the nation's economy may slow well beyond the 7 percent growth rate that analysts had earlier suggested would be a bottom for that market. China has moved to weaken its currency to bolster its economy and share prices. The difference between the two funds is expected to widen because the two different indexes they follow will be treating Chinese stocks differently. FTSE, the Financial Times Stock Exchange, plans to begin adding onshore Chinese equities, known as A-shares, to its broad emerging markets indexes, which Vanguard follows. The Vanguard benchmark, the FTSE Emerging Index, now has approximately 26 percent exposure to China, according to the mutual fund company. In June, Vanguard said it would begin shifting to a new FTSE index later this year. The new index will have a 29 percent exposure to China, including a 5.6 percent exposure to A-shares. MSCI Inc, however, said in June that it was not ready to include the A-shares in its two emerging market indexes.

  5. Zheng Weigang:

    Everybody believes that the government will support the market by permitting IPOs to resume, so each small fall in the index is taken by many as an opportunity to obtain bargains. As such, there is little room for the index to correct, and many now believe that the main Shanghai Composite Index is heading for 4,000 points shortly.

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Translations for composite

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  • сложен, комбиниран, сложноцветен, смес, композит, комбинация, съставенBulgarian
  • zusammengesetztGerman
  • compuestoSpanish
  • liit-Estonian
  • همساختهPersian
  • yhdistetty, komposiitti, koostaa, yhdistelmämateriaali, seka-, jaollinen, mykerökukkainen, yhdistää, roomalainen, sekoitus, yhdistelmäfunktio, yhdistelmäFinnish
  • composerFrench
  • covestaghManx
  • פריק, מורכבHebrew
  • समग्रHindi
  • gabunganIndonesian
  • þættanlegur, samsetturIcelandic
  • compositumLatin
  • hiatoMāori
  • sammensatt, komposittNorwegian
  • compus, alcătuit, compoziție, amestec, multipluRomanian
  • смешанный, составной, сложный, композитный, сложноцветныйRussian
  • 综合Chinese

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