- made up of various parts or elements；(of a constructional material) made up of recognizable constituents
- a thing made up of several parts or elements；a composite constructional material
- combine (two or more images) to make a single picture, especially electronically
noun: composite, plural noun: composites
- 1. made up of various parts or elements this soup is one of those composite dishes which you gradually build up
- ▪ (of a constructional material) made up of recognizable constituents a new composite material—a blend of plastic and ceramic resins
- ▪ (of a railroad car) having compartments of more than one class or function composite coaches containing first-class and third-class compartments
- ▪ (of an integer) being the product of two or more factors greater than one; not prime.
- 2. relating to or denoting a classical order of architecture consisting of elements of the Ionic and Corinthian orders.
- 3. relating to or denoting plants of the daisy family (Compositae).
- 1. a thing made up of several parts or elements the English legal system is a composite of legislation and judicial precedent
- ▪ a composite constructional material the next decade may well see the introduction of more designer polymers and composites various combinations of metal, fabric, and composite
- 2. a plant of the daisy family (Compositae).
- 3. the Composite order of architecture.
- 1. combine (two or more images) to make a single picture, especially electronically two pieces of footage depicting the halves of the ship were composited to give the impression of the full ship sinking into the water