: made up of distinct parts or elements : such as
: relating to or being a modification of the Corinthian order combining angular Ionic volutes with the acanthus-circled bell of the Corinthian
: of or relating to a very large family (Compositae synonym Asteraceae) of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees often considered to be the most highly evolved plants and characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
: factorable into two or more prime factors other than 1 and itself
- 8 is a positive composite integer.
: combining the typical or essential characteristics of individuals making up a group
- … the composite man called the Poet …
- —Richard Poirier
- … the knight was a composite portrait of men whom Chaucer personally knew.
- —John Livingston Lowes
of a statistical hypothesis
: specifying a range of values for one or more statistical parameters — compare simple 10
of a video signal
: having two signal components (such as chrominance and luminance) combined in a single channel
— compare 2component 2
- For years, commercial television equipment has relied upon composite video cabling, which carries both brightness (luminance) and color (chroma) in a single cable. Problem is, before your television can produce a picture from this signal, it must be heavily filtered, resulting in serious degradation of image quality.
- —Home Theater Buyer's Guide