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comportment conduct or bearing; manner of behaving.
compose to form or combine into a whole. [6 definitions]
compose a number In mathematics education, to add together different place values to make a complete number. For example, to compose the number 231, you would add the three place values that make up this number, a 200, a 30, and a 1.
compose a ten in mathematics education, to determine what number must be added to another number to make a total of ten.
composed in a calm and collected state; serene.
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.
composter a bin or similar large container with an opening at the top and near the bottom, used to create compost from food scraps, garden waste, and certain types of paper and other organic material. [2 definitions]
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."