[kuh m-poz-it] /kəmˈpɒz ɪt/
made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound:
a composite drawing; a composite philosophy.
Botany. belonging to the Compositae.
(initial capital letter) Architecture. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders, popular especially since the beginning of the Renaissance but invented by the ancient Romans, in which the Roman Ionic and Corinthian orders are combined, so that four diagonally set Ionic volutes, variously ornamented, rest upon a bell of Corinthian acanthus leaves.
Compare (def 2), (def 3), (def 1), (def 2).
Nautical. noting a vessel having frames of one material and shells and decking of another, especially one having iron or steel frames with shells and decks planked.
Mathematics. of or relating to a composite function or a .
something composite; a compound.
Botany. a composite plant.
a picture, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures.
verb (used with object), composited, compositing.
to make a composite of.
composed of separate parts; compound
of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Asteraceae
(maths) capable of being factorized or decomposed: a composite function
(sometimes capital) denoting or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian styles See also Doric, Tuscan
something composed of separate parts; compound
any plant of the family Asteraceae (formerly Compositae), typically having flower heads composed of ray flowers (e.g. dandelion), disc flowers (e.g. thistle), or both (e.g. daisy)
a material, such as reinforced concrete, made of two or more distinct materials
a proposal that has been composited
(transitive) to merge related motions from local branches of (a political party, trade union, etc) so as to produce a manageable number of proposals for discussion at national level
c.1400, from Old French composite, from Latin compositus “placed together,” past participle of componere “to put together, to collect a whole from several parts,” from com- “together” (see com-) + ponere “to place” (see position (n.)). The noun is attested from c.1400. Composite number is from 1730s.
[nohn kohm-pohs men-tis; English non kom-puh s men-tis] /ˈnoʊn ˈkoʊm poʊs ˈmɛn tɪs; English ˈnɒn ˈkɒm pəs ˈmɛn tɪs/ adjective, Latin. 1. not of sound mind; mentally incapable of managing one’s affairs. /ˈnɒn ˈkɒmpəs ˈmɛntɪs/ adjective 1. mentally incapable of managing one’s own affairs; of unsound mind Latin, literally “not master of one’s mind.” non […]
[kom-pri-hen-shuh n] /ˌkɒm prɪˈhɛn ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. perception or understanding: His comprehension of physics is amazing for a young student. 4. capacity of the mind to perceive and understand; power to grasp ideas; ability to know. 5. Logic. the connotation of a […]
[verb kuh m-pres; noun kom-pres] /verb kəmˈprɛs; noun ˈkɒm prɛs/ verb (used with object) 1. to press together; force into less space. 2. to cause to become a solid mass: to compress cotton into bales. 3. to condense, shorten, or abbreviate: The book was compressed by 50 pages. 4. Computers. to reduce the storage space […]
[kuh m-presh-uh n] /kəmˈprɛʃ ən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. the effect, result, or consequence of being compressed. 4. (in internal-combustion engines) the reduction in volume and increase of pressure of the air or combustible mixture in the cylinder prior to ignition, produced by the motion of […]