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# What is the definition of composite number?

###### Wiki User

###### August 10, 2014 12:50AM

A composite number is a positive integer with more than two

factors.

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### Is the number 1 composite or prime - and why?

1 is neither a prime nor a composite number because it has only
one factor (itself (1)). The definition of a prime number is a
number that has the factor of one and itself, so one is not prime.
The definition of a composite number is a number that has more than
2 factors, so one is not composite. One is a special number.