- (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.
Origin of composite
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.