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Published:May 4th, 2012 20:49 EST
COMPOSITE means "collective" or "unitive"

COMPOSITE means "collective" or "unitive"

By Keith Johnson

Word of the Day for The SOP: Composite 

The word COMPOSITE means "collective" or "unitive". So, when you talk about "composite results" you are suggesting collective and summary results that include all information and data. Composite is not just used in Information Technology.

Rather, it is used in many, many different cultural, business, political, and educational settings. Composite is a powerful word because the person using this word is trying to get all information that will allow him or her to make an important decision. Data is gathered so we can reflect on process and activity.

From there, decisions can be made. Requesting composite data shows others we are intent upon getting all possible information so we can then make the best possible choice or decision, having considered that information.

Happy Friday Everyone, Keith Johnson

Keith Johnson, M.S. Education
Senior Technical Writer & Author
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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