|—n , pl -pos|
|1.||a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc|
|2.||informal (Austral), (NZ) compensation, esp for injury or loss of work|
|3.||military intended to last for several days: compo rations; a compo pack|
|[short for composition, compensation, composite]|
compos mentis com·pos men·tis (kŏm'pəs měn'tĭs)
Of sound mind; sane.
non compos mentis non com·pos men·tis (nŏn kŏm'pəs měn'tĭs)
Not of sound mind and hence not legally responsible; mentally incompetent.
A phrase used to describe someone who is out of his or her mind and therefore not legally responsible for his or her actions: “It was determined by the court that the killer was non compos mentis.” From Latin, meaning “not having control of the mind.”
compon. [demoscene] Finnish-originated slang for `competition'. Demo compos are held at a demoparty. The usual protocol is that several groups make demos for a compo, they are shown on a big screen, and then the party participants vote for the best one. Prizes (from sponsors and party entrance fees) are given. Standard compo formats include intro compos (4k or 64k demos), music compos, graphics compos, quick demo compos (build a demo within 4 hours for example), etc.