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 for Composite number
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Composite \Com*pos"ite\ (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of
     parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf.
     1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a
        composite language.
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              Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
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     2. (Arch.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of
        the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called
        also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the
        five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the
        sixteenth century. See Capital.
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     3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order Composit[ae]; bearing
        involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy,
        thistle, and dandelion.
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     Composite carriage, a railroad car having compartments of
        different classes. [Eng.]
     Composite number (Math.), one which can be divided exactly
        by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3..
     Composite photograph or Composite portrait, one made by a
        combination, or blending, of several distinct photographs.
        --F. Galton.
     Composite sailing (Naut.), a combination of parallel and
        great circle sailing.
     Composite ship, one with a wooden casing and iron frame.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  composite number
      n 1: an integer that is divisible without remainder by at least
           one positive integer other than itself and one

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