composite

composite
com|po|site1 [ˈkɔmpəzıt US ka:mˈpa:-] adj [only before noun]
[Date: 1300-1400; : Latin; Origin: compositus, past participle of componere; COMPOUND2]
1.) made up of different parts or materials
The author builds up a useful composite picture of contemporary consumer culture.
composite metals
2.) AmE a composite drawing or photograph consists of pictures of each separate part of the face put together into one drawing, and is used especially to help catch criminals
Police released a composite sketch of the suspect on Saturday.
composite 2
composite2 n
1.) something made up of different parts or materials
composite of
The child's character was a composite of two girls I knew.
2.) AmE a picture of a possible criminal, made by police from descriptions given by ↑witnesses
British Equivalent: identikit

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  • composite — COMPOSITE. adj. des 2 g. Terme d Architecture, qui se dit de l Un des cinq Ordres d Architecture, ainsi nommé, parce qu il est composé du Corinthien et de l Ionique. Ordre composite. Chapiteau composite. On appelle aussi Ordre composite, Tout… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

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  • Composite — (englisch Verbund) ist: die englische Bezeichnung für Verbundwerkstoff der Fachbegriff für Kunststoff Füllungen an Zähnen, siehe Komposit (Zahnmedizin) ein Begriff aus der Videotechnik, siehe Composite Video ein Entwurfsmuster in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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