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Definition of Composite


  1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.
  2. 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. Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.
  4. That which is made up of parts or compounded of several elements; composition; combination; compound.

Composite Quotations

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
Stephen Covey

The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic.
Carl Friedrich Gauss

Even now it is no longer composed of the traditional political class, but of a composite layer of corporate leaders, high-level administrators, and the heads of the major professional, labor, political, and religious organisations.
Jean-Francois Lyotard

'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
Caitlin Rose
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Composite Translations

composite in German is Kombinations, zusammengesetzt
composite in Spanish is compuesto
composite in Swedish is sammansatt
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