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"composite" in British English

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compositenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒm.pə.zɪt/  us   /kɑːm-/
something that is made of ​various different ​parts: The ​maincharacter in her ​latestnovel is a composite of several ​publicfigures 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 ​racingcars are ​moulded from the same composite that is used for making ​aircraft.
(Definition of composite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"composite" in American English

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compositeadjective

 us   /kɑmˈpɑz·ɪt, kəm-/
made of ​variousparts or ​substances: a composite ​material a composite ​sketch of a man ​wanted for questioning
(Definition of composite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"composite" in Business English

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compositeadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈkɒmpəzɪt/
made of more than one substance: composite ​fibre/​material/​plastic
made up of various ​parts or things: Standard & Poor's composite ​index of 500 ​stocks
(Definition of composite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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