AskDefine | Define composite

Dictionary Definition

composite adj
1 consisting of separate interconnected parts
2 of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae
3 used of color
4 a modified Corinthian style of architecture (a combination of Corinthian and Ionic)

Noun

1 a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town" [syn: complex]
2 considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers [syn: composite plant]

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /ˈkɒmpəzɪt/
  • italbrac US /kəmˈpɑːzɪt/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒzɪt

Adjective

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

Translations

made up of multiple components; compound or complex
being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles
not prime; having factors
belonging to the Asteraceae family

Noun

  1. A mixture of different components.
  2. A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.
  3. A plant belonging to the family Compositae.
  4. A function of a function.

Translations

mixture of different components
structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials
plant belonging to the family Compositae
function of a function

Verb

  1. To make a composite.
    I composited an image using computer software.

Translations

French

Noun

fr-noun m

Adjective

  1. composite

Extensive Definition

Composite may refer to:
composite in French: Composite
composite in Japanese: コンポジット
composite in Dutch: Composiet

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