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composite,

alternate common name for Asteraceae or Compositae, the asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family.

composite

[kəm′päz·ət]
(engineering acoustics)
A re-recording consisting of at least two elements.
(materials)
A material that results when two or more materials, each having its own, usually different characteristics, are combined, giving useful properties for specific applications. Also known as composite material.

composite

A combination of conventional materials such as gypsum with reinforcement fibers such as carbon or glass so as to provide the material with greater strength.

composite (material)

composite (material)
Comparative characteristics of metals and composites.
Composites are made up of two or more distinct materials that when combined are better (i.e., stronger, tougher, and/or more durable) than each would be separately. Unlike alloys, composite materials are anisotropic and use fiber or whiskers in a bonding matrix. Most common composites used in aircraft are carbon composites and superplastics, which are lighter, cheaper, stronger, and less prone to corrosion.

composite

1. Maths capable of being factorized or decomposed
2. of, relating to, or belonging to the plant family Asteraceae
3. denoting or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian styles
4. any plant of the family Asteraceae (formerly Compositae), typically having flower heads composed of ray flowers (e.g. dandelion), disc flowers (e.g. thistle), or both (e.g. daisy)

composite

composite

A combination of elements. See composite video.
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Designers, specifiers and end users will examine the benefits of composites over traditional materials such as metal, wood and concrete.
Composites also are carving new inroads in under-hood and structural applications, territory long held by competing materials, where their advantages of light weight, toughness and tooling cost savings are winning new converts.
For wood composites and kiln drying of other products, the drying process accounts for approximately 50%-80% of total manufacturing energy consumption.
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In addition, void contents of these composites can also be calculated.
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Until early in 1990, all castable composites were produced at a pilot-scale facility in San Diego.
Part one covers materials for reinforcements in composites, including chapters on fibres, carbon nanotubes and ceramics as reinforcement materials.
Also, since the face is stored in computer form, it can easily be sent to other police departments or merged with additional witnesses' composites to form a super-composite.
Composites made with combinations of short fibers and rubber (short fiber-rubber composites or SFRCs), like those made of rubber and continuous cords, exhibit improved properties, such as increased stiffness, over rubber used alone[ref.
The introduction of this new material represents a major development in the field of MMC technology for two important reasons: the engineering benefits of aluminum composite materials now can be realized in the form of castings; and the new aluminum composites are extremely inexpensive compared with MMC materials manufactured by traditional methods.