Definitions for "Composite Order"
a combination of two or more styles of column capitals used in Renaissance architecture.
a Roman order that combines the Corinthian acanthus leaves with the spiral scrolls of the Ionic order
An order of Roman architecture characterized by a capital - much used in triumphal arches - consisting of acanthus leaves and large volutes. It is a combination of elements of both the Ionic and the Corinthian orders.