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composer one who composes, esp. music.
composing stick a hand-held, adjustable metal tray in which a compositor sets type.
composite composed of separate elements or factors. [5 definitions]
composite photograph a single photograph created from two or more separate photographs by juxtaposition, superimposition, or the like.
composition the act of composing. [7 definitions]
compositor one who sets up type for printing; typesetter.
compos mentis (Latin) in one's right mind; legally sane.
compost a mixture of decaying organic matter, such as dead leaves or manure, that is used as fertilizer or mulch. [4 definitions]
compostable combined form of compost.
composure calmness of mind or manner; self-possession.
compote fruit cooked in syrup and served as a dessert. [2 definitions]
compound1 made up of two or more parts or elements. [12 definitions]
compound2 an enclosed area in which residential units and sometimes other facilities are provided, as for foreigners in some Middle and Far East countries. [2 definitions]
compound eye an eye made up of several simple eyes, as is found in most insects.
compound fraction see complex fraction.
compound fracture a fracture in which the broken bone has torn through the skin.
compound interest interest earned or paid on both the original principal and the accrued unpaid interest. (Cf. simple interest.)
compound leaf a leaf composed of two or more leaflets on a single stalk.
compound microscope a microscope in which two lenses of differing focal lengths are mounted in an adjustable tube.
compound number a quantity expressed in two different but related units of measure, as dollars and cents or pounds and ounces.
compound sentence a sentence composed of two or more independent clauses, which are usu. linked by a conjunction, such as "The sky darkened and the wind howled".