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composite

[ kuhm-poz-it ]
/ kəmˈpɒz ɪt /
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adjective

noun

verb (used with object), com·pos·it·ed, com·pos·it·ing.

to make a composite of.

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Origin of composite

1350–1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin compositus (past participle of compōnere to put together), equivalent to com-com- + positus placed; see posit

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British Dictionary definitions for composite

composite
/ (ˈkɒmpəzɪt) /

adjective

noun

verb (ˈkɒmpəˌzaɪt)

(tr) to merge related motions from local branches of (a political party, trade union, etc) so as to produce a manageable number of proposals for discussion at national level

Derived forms of composite

compositely, adverbcompositeness, noun

Word Origin for composite

C16: from Latin compositus well arranged, from compōnere to collect, arrange; see component
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