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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Made of parts, which are parts of a different whole.

Usage examples (33)
  • The artist drew a composite sketch of the suspect.
  • For those of you who have never heard the term composite before, this means taking a photograph and adding and/or subtracting things from it.
  • It is, Inspector, what we call a composite type of finger-print -- in this case a combination of what is called the
  • Thursday in composite trading on the New York Stock Exchange. for more
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  • "Composed" is the past tense of compose, "composite" is something made up of separate elements or pieces, "compost" is a mixture of vegetable materials decomposing to make fertilizer, while a "compote" is a dessert composed of several cooked fruits.
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