composite

composite

[kuhm-poz-it]
composite, alternate common name for Asteraceae or Compositae, the aster family.

Solid material that results when two or more substances are combined (physically, not chemically) to create a new material whose properties are superior in a specific application to those of the original substances. The term specifically refers to a structural matrix (such as plastic) within which a fibrous material (such as silicon carbide) is embedded. Fibreglass-reinforced plastic is the best-known composite. Because of their stiffness, lightness, and heat resistance, composites are the materials of choice in numerous structural, reinforcing, and high-performance applications.

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hi Composite may refer to:Acting, Film, and Studio

  • Composite card, a marketing tool for actors and especially models
  • Composite character, a character in an adaptation of a work formed from two or more characters from the original work
  • Digital compositing or optical film compositing, a common 2-D visual effects techniqueMathematics
  • Composite number, an integer greater than one that is not a prime number
  • A function composition, a composite of two math functionsNature
  • The family Compositae or "composite family", the largest family of flowering plants; now called Asteraceae
  • Composite volcano, a tall, conical volcano composed of many layers of hardened lava, tephra, and volcanic ashMaterials
  • Composite material, a material that is made from several different substances
  • Dental composite, a substance used to fill cavities in teeth
  • Alloy, a composite of a metal and another element
  • Metal matrix composite, a composite material with at least two constituent parts, one being a metal
  • Cermet, a composite material composed of ceramic (cer) and metallic (met) materials
  • Mixture, a composite made by combining two or more different materials with no chemical reaction occurringScience and Technology
  • Composite particle, a particle which is made up of smaller particles
  • Composite pattern, a software design pattern used for computer programming
  • Composite video, an analogue video signal formatOther
  • Composite order, in architecture, a type of capital on a column
  • Compositing (democracy), the process of combining several motions into a composite motion
  • Facial composite, an estimated likeness of a face made from an eyewitnesses description

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