composite numbers

composite number

noun Mathematics.
a number that is a multiple of at least two numbers other than itself and 1.

Origin:
1720–30

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composite number
 
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Compare prime number a positive integer that can be factorized into two or more other positive integers

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composite number   (kəm-pŏz'ĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
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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