composite numbernoun [ C ]/ˌkɒm.pə.zɪt ˈnʌm.bər/ /ˌkɑːm.pə.zɪt ˈnʌm.bɚ/ specialized
Examples from literature
- If a prime of the second form gets into your composite number, then that number cannot be the sum of two squares.
- In order that a number may be expressed as the sum of two squares in several different ways, it is necessary that it shall be a composite number containing a certain number of primes of our first form.
- Make a magic square with nine consecutive composite numbers—the smallest possible.