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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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The initial steps would comprise the identification of a radically different biologically induced adhesion, identification of the required fiber type and modification, and development of self-organizing nano-structures to lead to a composite design.
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.
Since most of the possible applications involve moving components, any weight saving from composite materials will result in increased fuel efficiency.
Therefore, if a better fatigue resistance is desired in the SFRC, the VH of the composite under cyclic straining should be as low as possible, preferably lower than that of the unreinforced rubber.
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Another new PUR composite development is fiberglass-reinforced utility poles, an application currently dominated by polyester composites.