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composite

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒm.pə.zɪt/ us    /kɑːm-/
something that is made of various different parts: The main character in her latest novel is a composite of several public figures of that era. Scientists have put together a composite picture of what the Earth's crust is like. specialized engineering a material made up of more than one substance that is used for building things: The bodies of these racing cars are moulded from the same composite that is used for making aircraft.
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