Definition of composite noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmpəzɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəmˈpɑːzət//
    Solving crime
    jump to other results
  1. 1something made by putting together different parts or materials The document was a composite of information from various sources.
  2. 2(also composite sketch) (both US English) (British English Identikit™) a set of drawings of different features that can be put together to form the face of a person, especially somebody wanted by the police, using descriptions given by people who saw the person; a picture made in this way See related entries: Solving crime
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (describing a number having more than one digit): via French from Latin compositus, past participle of componere ‘put together’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: composite

Other results

All matches