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com·po·si·tion

 (kŏm′pə-zĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The combining of distinct parts or elements to form a whole.
b. The manner in which such parts are combined or related.
c. General makeup: the changing composition of the electorate.
d. The result or product of composing; a mixture or compound.
2. Arrangement of artistic parts so as to form a unified whole.
3.
a. The art or act of composing a musical or literary work.
b. A work of music, literature, or art, or its structure or organization.
4. A short essay, especially one written as an academic exercise.
5. Law A settlement whereby the creditors of a debtor about to enter bankruptcy agree, in return for some financial consideration, usually proffered immediately, to the discharge of their respective claims on receipt of payment which is in a lesser amount than that actually owed on the claim.
6. Linguistics The formation of compounds from separate words.
7. Printing Typesetting.

[Middle English composicioun, from Old French composition, from Latin compositiō, compositiōn-, from compositus, past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.]

com′po·si′tion·al adj.
com′po·si′tion·al·ly adv.

composition

(ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən)
n
1. the act of putting together or making up by combining parts or ingredients
2. something formed in this manner or the resulting state or quality; a mixture
3. the parts of which something is composed or made up; constitution
4. (Music, other) a work of music, art, or literature
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a work of music, art, or literature
6. (Art Terms) a work of music, art, or literature
7. (Art Terms) the harmonious arrangement of the parts of a work of art in relation to each other and to the whole
8. (Education) a piece of writing undertaken as an academic exercise in grammatically acceptable writing; an essay
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the act or technique of setting up type
10. (Linguistics) linguistics the formation of compound words
11. (Logic) logic the fallacy of inferring that the properties of the part are also true of the whole, as every member of the team has won a prize, so the team will win a prize
12. (Law)
a. a settlement by mutual consent, esp a legal agreement whereby the creditors agree to accept partial payment of a debt in full settlement
b. the sum so agreed
13. (Chemistry) chem the nature and proportions of the elements comprising a chemical compound
[C14: from Old French, from Latin compositus; see composite, -ion]
ˌcompoˈsitional adj
ˌcompoˈsitionally adv

com•po•si•tion

(ˌkɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the manner of being composed; arrangement or combination of parts or elements.
2. the parts or elements of which something is composed; makeup; constitution.
3. the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole.
4. the resulting state or product.
5. an aggregate material formed from two or more substances.
6. a short essay written as a school exercise.
7. the act or process of producing a literary work.
8. a piece of music.
9. the act or art of composing music.
10. the organization or grouping of the different parts of a work of art so as to achieve a unified whole.
11. the process of forming compound words.
12. a settlement by mutual agreement.
13.
a. the setting up of type for printing.
b. the makeup of pages for printing.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin compositiō=composi-, variant s. of compōnere (see component) + -tiō -tion]
com`po•si′tion•al, adj.
com`po•si′tion•al•ly, adv.

Composition

 an aggregate; a mixture; objects or persons of different natures associated together.

composition

The organization of the parts of a work into a unified whole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.composition - the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; "harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"
placement, arrangement - the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs"
2.composition - the way in which someone or something is composed
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
structure - the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts; "artists must study the structure of the human body"; "the structure of the benzene molecule"
phenotype - what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment
genetic constitution, genotype - the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
texture, grain - the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance); "breadfruit has the same texture as bread"; "sand of a fine grain"; "fish with a delicate flavor and texture"; "a stone of coarse grain"
karyotype - the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)
3.composition - a mixture of ingredients
mixture - (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
paste - any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
ambrosia, beebread - a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
compost - a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
soup - any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup
4.composition - a musical work that has been createdcomposition - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
morceau - a short literary or musical composition
sheet music - a musical composition in printed or written form; "she turned the pages of the music as he played"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical arrangement, arrangement - a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
realisation, realization - a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
coda, finale - the closing section of a musical composition
intermezzo - a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
allegro - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
allegretto - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
andante - a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
introit - a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
solo - a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
duette, duo, duet - a musical composition for two performers
trio - a musical composition for three performers
quartette, quartet - a musical composition for four performers
quintet, quintette - a musical composition for five performers
sextet, sextette, sestet - a musical composition written for six performers
septette, septet - a musical composition written for seven performers
octette, octet - a musical composition written for eight performers
bagatelle - a light piece of music for piano
divertimento, serenade - a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
canon - a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
etude - a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity
idyl, pastoral, pastorale, idyll - a musical composition that evokes rural life
toccata - a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
fantasia - a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
musical passage, passage - a short section of a musical composition
movement - a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata; "the second movement is slow and melodic"
largo - (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
larghetto - (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
suite - a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
symphonic poem, tone poem - an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
medley, pastiche, potpourri - a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
nocturne, notturno - a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
adagio - (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully); "they played the adagio too quickly"
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
study - a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; "a study in spiccato bowing"
capriccio - an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
motet - an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century
program music, programme music - musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
incidental music - music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
5.composition - musical creation
creating by mental acts - the act of creating something by thinking
arranging, transcription, arrangement - the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
realisation, realization - the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer
recapitulation - (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)
6.composition - the act of creating written workscomposition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
verbal creation - creating something by the use of speech and language
adoxography - fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects; "Elizabethan schoolboys were taught adoxography, the art of eruditely praising worthless things"; "adoxography is particularly useful to lawyers"
drafting - writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
dramatisation, dramatization - conversion into dramatic form; "the play was a dramatization of a short story"
fabrication, fictionalisation, fictionalization - writing in a fictional form
historiography - the writing of history
metrification - writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)
novelisation, novelization - converting something into the form of a novel
redaction - the act of putting something in writing
lexicography - the act of writing dictionaries
versification - the art or practice of writing verse
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
write about, write of, write on - write about a particular topic; "Snow wrote about China"
profile - write about; "The author of this article profiles a famous painter"
paragraph - write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
dash off, fling off, scratch off, toss off, knock off - write quickly; "She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper"; "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"
rewrite - rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose; "re-write a play for use in schools"
write copy - write for commercial publications; "She writes copy for Harper's Bazaar"
dramatise, dramatize, adopt - put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
draft, outline - draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a speech"
author - be the author of; "She authored this play"
co-author - be a co-author on (a book, a paper)
ghostwrite, ghost - write for someone else; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"
annotate, footnote - add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments; "The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"
reference, cite - refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"
write out, write up - put into writing; write in complete form; "write out a contract"
script - write a script for; "The playwright scripted the movie"
7.composition - art and technique of printing with movable typecomposition - art and technique of printing with movable type
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
8.composition - an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
essay - an analytic or interpretive literary composition
term paper - a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
9.composition - something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; "he envied the composition of their faculty"
creation - an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
paste-up - a composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing; "they showed him a paste-up of the book jacket"

composition

noun
1. design, form, structure, make-up, organization, arrangement, constitution, formation, layout, configuration Materials of different composition absorb and reflect light differently.
2. creation, work, piece, production, opus, masterpiece, chef-d'oeuvre (French) Bach's compositions are undoubtedly among the greatest ever written.
3. essay, writing, study, exercise, treatise, literary work Write a composition on the subject `What I Did on My Holidays'.
4. arrangement, balance, proportion, harmony, symmetry, concord, consonance, placing Let us study the composition of this painting.
5. creation, making, production, fashioning, formation, putting together, invention, compilation, formulation These plays are arranged in order of their composition.
Quotations
"At school, composition tests your stamina, whereas translation requires intelligence. But in later life you can scoff at those who did well in composition" [Gustave Flaubert The Dictionary of Received Ideas]

composition

noun
1. Something that is the result of creative effort:
2. A relatively brief discourse written especially as an exercise:
3. Law. A settlement of differences through mutual concession:
Translations
إنْشاءتأليفتَأليفتَأليف، تَرْكيبتَرْكِيب
skladbasloženíkompoziceskládání
kompositionopbygningsammensætningstilkomponering
koostaminen
sastav
fogalmazásiskolai fogalmazáskompozíciózeneszerzés
ritgerîsamningsamsetningverk
構成
구성
komponovaniekompozíciazloženie
spis
komposition
การจัดวางองค์ประกอบ
bestebeste yapmabestelemebileşimkompozisyon
sự tập hợp

composition

[ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən] N
1. (Mus) (= act of composing, thing composed) → composición f (Literat) → redacción f
2. (Art) (= make-up) → composición f

composition

[ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən] n
(= essay) → rédaction f, dissertation f
(musical)composition f
(= make-up) → composition f

composition

n
(= act of composing, of music) → Komponieren nt; (of letter)Abfassen nt, → Aufsetzen nt; (of poem)Verfassen nt; music of his own compositionselbst komponierte Musik; verse of her own compositionselbst verfasste Verse pl
(= arrangement, Mus, Art) → Komposition f; (Mus: = theory of composition also) → Kompositionslehre f
(Sch: = essay) → Aufsatz m
(= constitution, make-up)Zusammensetzung f; (of sentence)Aufbau m, → Konstruktion f; to change the composition of somethingdie Zusammenstellung einer Sache (gen)ändern; to decide on the composition of somethingetw zusammenstellen; this medicine is a composition of …dieses Medikament setzt sich aus … zusammen; there is a touch of madness in his composition (old, liter)in ihm findet sich die Anlage zum Wahnsinn
(= artificial substance)Kunststoff m
(Typ) → Setzen nt; composition by handHandsatz m, → manueller Satz
(Jur) → Vergleich m

composition

in cpdsKunst-;
composition rubber
composition sole
nKunststoffsohle f

composition

[ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃn] ncomposizione f

compose

(kəmˈpəuz) verb
1. to form by putting parts together. A word is composed of several letters.
2. to write (eg music, poetry etc). Mozart began to compose when he was six years old.
3. to control (oneself) after being upset.
comˈposed adjective
(of people) quiet and calm. She looked quite composed.
comˈposer noun
a writer, especially of a piece of music.
composition (kompəˈziʃən) noun
1. something composed, eg music. his latest composition.
2. the act of composing. the difficulties of composition.
3. an essay written as a school exercise. The children had to write a composition about their holiday.
4. the parts of which a thing is made. Have you studied the composition of the chemical?
comˈposure (-ʒə) noun
calmness. I admired her composure.

composition

تَرْكِيب skladba komposition Komposition σύνθεση composición koostaminen composition sastav composizione 構成 구성 compositie komposisjon kompozycja composição состав komposition การจัดวางองค์ประกอบ beste sự tập hợp 构成成分

com·po·si·tion

n. composición, mezcla, compuesto.
References in classic literature ?
It was evident that his mind was not in working order yet, and his ideas needed clarifying, for often in the middle of a plaintive strain, he would find himself humming a dancing tune that vividly recalled the Christmas ball at Nice, especially the stout Frenchman, and put an effectual stop to tragic composition for the time being.
Words were said about line and values and composition, lots of words, such as are always being said.
As a very young child he could repeat, after a fashion, any composition that was played for him.
TRULY was there something high, generous, and noble in the native composition of our poor old Hepzibah
It is my belief, however, that had I attempted a different order of composition, my faculties would not have been found so pointless and inefficacious.
He studied the composition of food-stuffs, and knew exactly how many proteids and carbohydrates his body needed; and by scientific chewing he said that he tripled the value of all he ate, so that it cost him eleven cents a day.
So Eva put her golden head close to his, and the two commenced a grave and anxious discussion, each one equally earnest, and about equally ignorant; and, with a deal of consulting and advising over every word, the composition began, as they both felt very sanguine, to look quite like writing.
The battle will be a l outrance, sith the said offence was of a deadly sort, admitting of no comPosition.
A person who does not appreciate the exceeding value of pauses, and does not know how to measure their duration judiciously, cannot render the grand simplicity and dignity of a composition like that effectively.
The first composition that was read was one entitled "Is this, then, Life?
Full to the brim as she was of clever thoughts and quaint fancies, she made at first but a poor hand at composition.
There were not merely no grammatical errors, but as a composition it would not have disgraced a gentleman; the language, though plain, was strong and unaffected, and the sentiments it conveyed very much to the credit of the writer.