• (Canada, RP) IPA: /ˈkɒmpəzɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /kəmˈpɑzɪt/


  1. Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.
  2. (architecture) Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.
  3. (mathematics) Not prime; having factors.
  4. (botany) Belonging to the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae), bearing involucrate heads of many small florets.
  5. (photography, historical) Employing multiple exposures on a single plate, so as to create an average view of something, such as faces in physiognomy.
    composite portraiture; a composite photograph
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  • Russian: компози́тный
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  • Russian: сложноцве́тный

composite (plural composites)

  1. A mixture of different components.
  2. A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.
  3. (botany) A plant belonging to the family Asteraceae, syn. Compositae.
  4. (mathematics) A function of a function.
  5. (mathematics) Clipping of composite number#English|composite number.
  6. (chiefly, law enforcement) A drawing, photograph, etc. that combines several separate pictures or images.
  • Russian: комбина́ция
  • Spanish: compuesto
  • Russian: компози́т

composite (composites, present participle compositing; past and past participle composited)

  1. To make a composite.
    I composited an image using computer software.
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