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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compositional - arranging or grouping
integrative - combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole


[ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃənl] ADJ [skill, style] → de composición


adjKompositions-; compositional styleKompositionsstil m
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Music scholars and musicians mainly from the US reconsider his place in postwar music and discuss his compositional methods, including his graphic notation; his formative years; his use of the Schillinger system of composition; his Folio and Folio II, his abstract expressionist paintings, and his notational approach; his reception among his New York School colleagues and the compositional rationale for Indices, as well as controversies surrounding Hodograph I; his reception in Europe; the compositional methods in Calder Piece; his creative process in Cross Sections and Color Fields; the performance practice of his music; his teaching in composition and music history at California Institute of the Arts; and his legacy.
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This series is now up to its seventeenth CD, and has been successful in exposing a large part of Skalkottas' compositional output.
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Scholars often debate the source of inspiration for this artistic vision and how Copland achieved his compositional style, with each argument contributing to a richer understanding of the composer's works.
He supports the view by looking at the passage's immediate compositional context in the Pentateuch and its broader compositional context, the Tanak.
This three-volume set is the most comprehensive analysis of the compositional history of the Johannine writings to date.
The main objective of the project is the development of a set of barrels with innovative internal thick coatings, featuring a compositional gradient along their length to optimise the coating behaviour and better face the different tribological and corrosive environments encountered during service in the specific sections of the extruder.
Current UK laws on compositional standards for cheese mean cheese makers are not allowed to use the word Cheddar on their low-fat Cheddars as Cheddar must contain at least 48% fat in dry matter.
Resonances such as the one produced by nutrient interactions within a closed compositional space of the leaf sample generates spurious correlations and distort linear models (Aitchison, 1986).
Philosophical insights underpinning the theory establish its credentials for the twenty-first century, without distracting attention from the literary manuscripts that are the focus of critique genetique, and what they reveal about the compositional process.