
Definition of Composite number
1. Noun. An integer that is divisible without remainder by at least one positive integer other than itself and one.
Definition of Composite number
1. Noun. A number that is a the product of at least two numbers other than itself and 1. ¹
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Literary usage of Composite number
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A number (other than i) which is not a prime number is called a composite number.
If a number is a factor of another number, it is a factor of any multiple ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A number other than zero is thus either prime or composite ; and we have the
theorem that every composite number is, in a determinate way, ..."
3. Higher Arithmetic by James Bates Thomson (1863)
"Since the least divisor of every number is a prime number, it is evident that a
composite number may be resolved into its prime factors, by dividing it ..."
4. Elements of Algebra by George Albert Wentworth (1888)
"In other words, The product of two or more prime numbers will contain no prime
factor except, themselves. Hence, A composite number can be separated into ..."
5. New University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their by Charles Davies (1856)
"A composite number is one that may be produced by the multiplication of two or
more numbers, called factors ; thus, 30 = 2 x 3 x 5, is a composite number, ..."
6. The National Arithmetic, on the Inductive System by Benjamin Greenleaf (1866)
"To resolve a composite number into its prime factors. Ex. 1. It is required to
find the prime factors of 42. Ans. 2, 3, 7. ..."
7. A Practical Arithmetic by George Payn Quackenbos, George Roberts Perkins (1879)
"A composite number is the product of two or more factors greater than 1, and is
exactly divisible by each of its factors. 30 is a composite number ..."