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composite    : [kəmp'ɑzət] [kɑmp'ɑzət]
Composite \Com*pos"ite\ (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of
parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf.
{Compost}.]
1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a
composite language.
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Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
--Landor.
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2. (Arch.) 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}.
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3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order {Composit[ae]}; bearing
involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy,
thistle, and dandelion.
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{Composite carriage}, a railroad car having compartments of
different classes. [Eng.]

{Composite number} (Math.), one which can be divided exactly
by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3..

{Composite photograph} or {Composite portrait}, one made by a
combination, or blending, of several distinct photographs.
--F. Galton.

{Composite sailing} (Naut.), a combination of parallel and
great circle sailing.

{Composite ship}, one with a wooden casing and iron frame.
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Composite \Com*pos"ite\ (?; 277), n.
That which is made up of parts or compounded of several
elements; composition; combination; compound. [R.]
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composite
adj 1: consisting of separate interconnected parts
2: of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae
n 1: a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related
parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads
created a new town" [synonym: {complex}, {composite}]
2: considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants,
characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that
resemble single flowers [synonym: {composite}, {composite plant}]

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "composite":
admixture, alloy, amalgam, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent,
amphibious, blend, blended, certain, combination, combined, combo,
commixture, complex, composition, compound, compounded, concoction,
confection, conglomerate, dappled, eclectic, ensemble, equivocal,
fifty-fifty, half-and-half, heterogeneous, immixture,
indiscriminate, integral, integrant, integrated, intermixture,
intricate, ironic, jumbled, magma, many-sided, medley, mingled,
miscellaneous, mixed, mixture, more, more than one, motley,
multifaceted, multinational, multiracial, not singular, numerous,
paste, patchy, plural, pluralistic, plurative, promiscuous,
rolled into one, scrambled, some, syncretic, thrown together,
unified, unitary, united, varied, various




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