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Definition of composite (Meaning of composite)
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Composite 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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	  Composite Com*pos"ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of
	     parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf.
	     {Compost}.]
	     1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a
	        composite language.
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	              Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
	                                                    --Landor.
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	     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}.
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	     3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order {Composit[ae]}; bearing
	        involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy,
	        thistle, and dandelion.
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	     {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..
	
	     {Composite photograph} or {Composite portrait}, one made by a
	        combination, or blending, of several distinct photographs.
	        --F. Galton.
	
	     {Composite sailing} (Naut.), a combination of parallel and
	        great circle sailing.
	
	     {Composite ship}, one with a wooden casing and iron frame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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