Composite vs Tangled - What's the difference?

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Composite is a related term of tangled.

As verbs the difference between composite and tangled

is that composite is to make a composite while tangled is (tangle).

As an adjective composite

is made up of multiple components; compound or complex.

As a noun composite

is a mixture of different components.




(en adjective)
  • Made up of multiple components; compound or complex.
  • (architecture) Being a mixture of Ionic and Corinthian styles.
  • (mathematics) Not prime; having factors.
  • (botany) Being a member of the Asteraceae family (formerly known as Compositae), bearing involucrate heads of many small florets.
  • Derived terms

    * composite bow * composite sketch


    (en noun)
  • A mixture of different components.
  • A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials.
  • (botany) A plant belonging to the family Compositae .
  • (mathematics) A function of a function.
  • (chiefly, law enforcement) A drawing, photograph, or the like, that combines several separate pictures or images.
  • Derived terms

    * DYC


  • To make a composite.
  • I composited an image using computer software.




  • (tangle)

  • tangle


    (wikipedia tangle)

    Etymology 1

    Origin uncertain; apparently a variant form of (tagle).


  • to become mixed together or intertwined
  • Her hair was tangled from a day in the wind.
  • to be forced into some kind of situation
  • to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
  • Don't tangle with someone three times your size.
    He tangled with the law.
  • to mix together or intertwine
  • to catch and hold
  • * Milton
  • Tangled in amorous nets.
  • * Crashaw
  • When my simple weakness strays, / Tangled in forbidden ways.
    * (to become mixed together or intertwined) dishevel, tousle * (to be forced into some kind of situation) drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up * argue, conflict, dispute, fight * (to mix together or intertwine) entangle, knot, mat, snarl * (to catch and hold) entrap
    * (to mix together or intertwine) untangle, unsnarl


    (en noun)
  • A tangled twisted mass.
  • A complicated or confused state or condition.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • An argument, conflict, dispute, or fight.
  • (mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
  • Synonyms
    * (tangled twisted mass) knot, mess, snarl * (complicated or confused state or condition) maze, snarl * argument, conflict, dispute, fight

    Etymology 2

    Of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian tongul, Faroese tongul, Icelandic .


    (en noun)
  • Any large type of seaweed, especially a species of Laminaria .
  • * 1849 , , In Memoriam , 10:
  • Than if with thee the roaring wells / Should gulf him fathom-deep in brine; / And hands so often clasped in mine, / Should toss with tangle and with shells.
  • (in the plural) An instrument consisting essentiallly of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea.