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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Composite \Com*pos"ite\ (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of
   parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf.
   Compost.]
   1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a
      composite language.
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            Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
                                                  --Landor.
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   2. (Arch.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of
      the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called
      also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the
      five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the
      sixteenth century. See Capital.
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   3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order Composit[ae]; bearing
      involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy,
      thistle, and dandelion.
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   Composite carriage, a railroad car having compartments of
      different classes. [Eng.]

   Composite number (Math.), one which can be divided exactly
      by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3..

   Composite photograph or Composite portrait, one made by a
      combination, or blending, of several distinct photographs.
      --F. Galton.

   Composite sailing (Naut.), a combination of parallel and
      great circle sailing.

   Composite ship, one with a wooden casing and iron frame.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Roman \Ro"man\, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain.
   Cf. Romaic, Romance, Romantic.]
   1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or
      characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done
      by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman
      art.
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   2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion;
      professing that religion.
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   3. (Print.)
      (a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type
          ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic
          characters.
      (b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i.,
          iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from
          the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
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   Roman alum (Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly
      obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and
      highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from
      iron.

   Roman balance, a form of balance nearly resembling the
      modern steelyard. See the Note under Balance, n., 1.

   Roman candle, a kind of firework (generally held in the
      hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower
      of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant
      balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they
      become ignited.

   Roman Catholic, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that
      church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a
      Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.

   Roman cement, a cement having the property of hardening
      under water; a species of hydraulic cement.

   Roman law. See under Law.

   Roman nose, a nose somewhat aquiline.

   Roman ocher, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and
      durable, used by artists. --Ure.

   Roman order (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite,
      a., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Roman \Ro"man\, n.
   1. A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of
      Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a
      Roman citizen were conferred.
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   2. Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; -- in
      distinction from Italics.
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