com|pos´ite|ness

com|pos´ite|ness
com|pos|ite «kuhm POZ iht», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. made up of various parts; compound: »

The photographer made a composite picture by putting together parts of several others.

2. belonging to the composite family.
–n.
1. any composite thing: »

English is a composite of many languages.

SYNONYM(S): combination, compound, complex.
2. a composite plant.
3. = composite number. (Cf.composite number)
4. a strong, lightweight, plasticlike material used for building a very light aircraft: »

Composites—nonmetallic materials that are built up in thin layers—call for entirely different design (Jerry Grey).

[< Latin compositus, past participle of compōnere < com- together + pōnere put. See etym. of doublet compost (Cf.compost), compote. (Cf.compote)]
com|pos´ite|ly, adverb.
com|pos´ite|ness, noun.
Com|pos|ite «kuhm POZ iht», adjective.
Architecture. of or designating a columnar order derived by Roman architects from a combination of the Greek Corinthian and Ionic styles. The typical Composite capital is decorated with the acanthus leaves of the Corinthian order surmounted by the volutes of the Ionic.

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  • com|pos´ite|ly — com|pos|ite «kuhm POZ iht», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. made up of various parts; compound: »The photographer made a composite picture by putting together parts of several others. 2. belonging to the composite family. –n. 1. any composite thing:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Com|pos|ite — «kuhm POZ iht», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. made up of various parts; compound: »The photographer made a composite picture by putting together parts of several others. 2. belonging to the composite family. –n. 1. any composite thing: »English is a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|pos|ite — «kuhm POZ iht», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. made up of various parts; compound: »The photographer made a composite picture by putting together parts of several others. 2. belonging to the composite family. –n. 1. any composite thing: »English is a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • compositeness — com·pos·ite·ness …   English syllables

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