[ 'kɔmpəzit, -zait ] Pronunciation: "composite" in a sentence
Noun: composite kum'pózit
- A conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
- Considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
- composite plant
- Consisting of separate interconnected parts
- Of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae
Derived forms: composites
See also: complex, family Compositae
Part of: aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae
A combination of conventional materials such as gypsum with reinforcement fibers such as carbon or glass so as to provide the material with greater strength.
AmE / adjective [only before noun]
made of different parts or materials:
These composite materials are stiffer and lighter than most metals.
the Nasdaq Composite Index
a composite index of manufacturing activity
A re-recording consisting of at least two elements.
A grouping of equities, indexes or other factors combined in a standardized way, providing a useful statistical measure of overall market or sector performance over time. Also known as a "composite index".
- composite arch: [Architecture]An a ...
- composite beam: [Architecture]A st ...
- composite board: [Architecture]A ty ...
- each was a composite of three scoops of silt.
- most reflections are interference composites.
- an integer a>1 that is not a prime is called composite.
- similar relations can be formulated also for other composite waves.
- a small difference between them will render the composite translucent.