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 for Italic
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Italic \I*tal"ic\, a. [L. Italicus: cf. F. italique. Cf.
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     1. Relating to Italy or to its people.
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     2. Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters
        do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so
        called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the
        inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500.
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     Italic languages, the group or family of languages of
        ancient Italy.
     Italic order (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite.
     Italic school, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic
        philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were
        first promulgated.
     Italic version. See Itala.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Italic \I*tal"ic\, n.; pl. Italics. (Print.)
     An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.);
     -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's.
     Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis,
     importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: characterized by slanting characters; "italic characters"
      2: of or relating to the Italic languages; "ancient Italic
      n 1: a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the
      2: a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the
         chief representative [syn: Italic, Italic language]
      3: a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "italic":
     ascender, autograph, autographic, back, bastard type, beard, belly,
     bevel, black letter, body, calligraphic, cap, capital, case,
     chirographic, counter, cursive, descender, em, en, engrossed, face,
     fat-faced type, feet, flowing, font, graphic, graphoanalytic,
     graphologic, graphometric, groove, holograph, holographic,
     in longhand, in shorthand, in writing, inscribed, italicized,
     letter, ligature, logotype, longhand, lower case, majuscule,
     manuscript, minuscule, nick, on paper, penciled, penned, pi, pica,
     point, print, printed, roman, running, sans serif, script,
     scriptorial, scriptural, shank, shorthand, shoulder, small cap,
     small capital, stamp, stem, stylographic, type, type body,
     type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders,
     typefoundry, upper case, written

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