- (of a rocket or missile) having more than one stage.
- (of a solid propellant) made up of a mixture of fuel and oxidizer.
verb (used with object), com·pos·it·ed, com·pos·it·ing.
- composing room,
- composing stick,
- composite colour signal,
- composite family,
- composite flap,
- composite function,
- composite graft
Origin of composite
Examples from the Web for composite
The composite photo whose eyes follow you around the room are less Matthew Lewis or Sheridan Le Fanu than “Scooby-Doo.”
It is adopting technology—in rocket propulsion, composite construction, and aerodynamic refinements—already in use elsewhere.
Wolf says he wanted to “create a composite portrait of the teenager that was about to be born.”
But we did have to compress time, and we did have to composite some of the characters.Grant Heslov Is the Robin to George Clooney’s Batman|Andrew Romano|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chavez was reluctant to discuss an active investigation, so he told me an intricate story that is a composite of real meth cases.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Another folding-over and passing-on game is "Composite Stories."What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The reader is aware that there are prime numbers and composite whole numbers.The Canterbury Puzzles|Henry Ernest Dudeney
The improved forms of the composite bow are only found on the Asiatic continent.The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
Matthew is not only in its whole structure a composite gospel, but shows in high degree the catholicizing tendency of the times.The Making of the New Testament|Benjamin W. Bacon
Composite photograph of twenty criminals—dullards—in the Elmira Reformatory.The Criminal|Havelock Ellis
Word Origin for composite
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- "together" (see com-) + ponere "to place" (see position (n.)). The noun is attested from c.1400. Composite number is from 1730s.