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composite number

noun, Mathematics
1.
a number that is a multiple of at least two numbers other than itself and 1.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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Examples from the web for composite number
  • One player gives the first number and the next player names the next prime or composite number.
  • All we're saying is that when you do, you include it in a number, the composite number there.
  • To weigh the samples, a clean culture tube was labeled with the composite number and placed on the balance and the weight tared.
British Dictionary definitions for composite number

composite number

noun
1.
a positive integer that can be factorized into two or more other positive integers Compare prime number
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composite number in Science
composite number
  (kəm-pŏz'ĭt)   
An integer that can be divided by at least one other integer besides itself and 1 without leaving a remainder. 24 is a composite number since it can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12. No prime numbers are composite numbers. Compare prime number.
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