From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcompositecom‧po‧site1 /ˈkɒmpəzət $ kɑːmˈpɑː-/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 1MIXmade up of different parts or materials 🔊 The author builds up a useful composite picture of contemporary consumer culture. 🔊 composite metals2American English a compositedrawing or photographconsists of pictures of each separate part of the face put together into one drawing, and is used especially to help catchcriminals 🔊 a composite sketch
compositecomposite2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1MIXsomething made up of different parts or materialscomposite of 🔊 The child’s character was a composite of two girls I knew.2SCP American English a picture of a possible criminal, made by police from descriptions given by witnesses syn identikit British English
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composite• I was a fraud, a composite of traits I felt rightfully belonged to these two.• These chitin fibres are embedded in matrix materials, making the wall material like a carbon fibre composite.• The Nasdaq composite fell 8. 60 to 990. 21, though technologystocks ended the session relatively unchanged.• The Nasdaq composite lost 8. 60 or 0. 86 %, to 990. 21.• The Nasdaq composite was led by Cisco, which was up 211 / 16 at 8515 / 16.• Several witnesses identified the man in the composite.• The composite is constructed from a graphitecloth which is soaked in a specialresin.composite of• The plane's body is made of a composite of Kevlar and carbon fibers.From Longman Business Dictionarycompositecom‧po‧site /ˈkɒmpəzətkɑːmˈpɑː-/ adjective [only before a noun]made up of several different parts or thingsthe Nasdaq composite indexIts shares finished at $58.375 a share, down 37.5 cents, in composite trading on the New York Stock Exchange.