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Meaning of COMPOSITE

Pronunciation:  kum'pâzit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
  2. [n]  considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
  3. [adj]  a modified Corinthian style of architecture (a combination of Corinthian and Ionic)
  4. [adj]  used of color
  5. [adj]  consisting of separate interconnected parts
  6. [adj]  (botany) of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae

COMPOSITE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: complex, complex, composite plant, corinthian, impure
 See Also: Anthemis arvensis, Anthemis cotula, Anthemis tinctoria, aster family, Asteraceae, Chrysanthemum lacustre, Chrysanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum maximum maximum, Chrysanthemum ptarmiciflorum, compass flower, compass plant, Compositae, corn chamomile, corn mayweed, crown beard, crownbeard, dog fennel, dusty miller, dyers' chamomile, everlasting, everlasting flower, family Asteraceae, family Compositae, field chamomile, flower, golden buttons, golden marguerite, hybrid, Leucanthemum lacustre, Leucanthemum maximum, Leucanthemum superbum, mayweed, oxeye daisy, Pyrenees daisy, scented fern, shasta daisy, silverlace, silver-lace, stinking chamomile, stinking mayweed, syndrome, Tanacetum ptarmiciflorum, Tanacetum vulgare, tansy, whole, yellow chamomile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com*pos"ite\ (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of
    parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf.
    1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a
       composite language.
             Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
    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}.
    3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order {Composit[ae]}; bearing
       involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy,
       thistle, and dandelion.
    {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.
  2. \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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