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composite (adj.)

"made up of distinct parts or elements," c. 1400, from Old French composite, from Latin compositus "placed together," past participle of componere "to put together, to collect a whole from several parts," from com "with, together" (see com-) + ponere "to place" (past participle positus; see position (n.)).

The noun, "something made up of two or more different parts or elements," is attested from late 14c. in reference to numbers. Composite number "number that can be measured exactly by a number more than one" is from 1730 (in Middle English, with French word-order, nombrys composyt, c. 1400). A composite photograph (1884) is one printed from more than one negative.

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Definitions of composite
1
composite (n.)
a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts;
Synonyms: complex
composite (n.)
considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers;
Synonyms: composite plant
2
composite (adj.)
consisting of separate interconnected parts;
composite (adj.)
of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae;
From wordnet.princeton.edu