[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.
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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.
- Composite colour signal
noun 1. a colour television signal in which luminance and two chrominance components are encoded into a single signal
noun 1. the large and varied plant family Compositae (or Asteraceae), typified by herbaceous plants having alternate, opposite, or whorled leaves and a whorl of bracts surrounding the flower heads, which are usually composed of a disk containing tiny petalless flowers and a ray of petals extending from the flowers at the rim of the […]
- Composite flap
composite flap com·pos·ite flap (kəm-pŏz’ĭt) n. A skin flap incorporating underlying muscle, bone, or cartilage. Also called compound flap.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a function obtained from two given functions, where the range of one function is contained in the domain of the second function, by assigning to an element in the domain of the first function that element in the range of the second function whose inverse image is the image of the element.
- Composite graft
composite graft n. A graft composed of multiple structures, such as skin and cartilage.