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Noun
/ˌkämpəˈziSHən/,
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compositions, plural;
  1. The nature of something's ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up
    • - the social composition of villages
  2. The action of putting things together; formation or construction
    • - the composition of a new government was announced
  3. A thing composed of various elements
    • - a theory is a composition of interrelated facts
  4. Mental constitution; character
    • - persons who have a touch of madness in their composition
  5. A compound artificial substance, esp. one serving the purpose of a natural one
    • - composition flooring
  6. The formation of words into a compound word

  7. The successive application of functions to a variable, the value of the first function being the argument of the second, and so on
    • - composition of functions, when defined, is associative
  8. The process of finding the resultant of a number of forces

  9. A work of music, literature, or art
    • - Chopin's most romantic compositions
  10. The action or art of producing such a work
    • - the technical aspects of composition
  11. An essay, esp. one written by a school or college student

  12. The artistic arrangement of the parts of a picture
    • - spoiling the composition of many of the pictures
  13. The preparing of text for printing by setting up the characters in order

  14. A legal agreement to pay an amount of money in lieu of a larger debt or other obligation

  15. An amount of money paid in this way


  1. 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"
  2. constitution: the way in which someone or something is composed
  3. a mixture of ingredients
  4. musical composition: a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
  5. writing: the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
  6. typography: art and technique of printing with movable type
  7. The term dance composition is used to describe the practice and teaching of choreography and the navigation or connection of choreographic structures.
  8. In mathematics, function composition is the application of one function to the results of another. For instance, the functions and can be composed by computing the output of g when it has an argument of f(x) instead of x. ...
  9. The term composition(from Latin com-"with" and ponere"to place"), in written language, refers to the collective body of important features established by the author in their creation of literature. ...
  10. A fallacy of composition arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole (or even of every proper part). ...
  11. In mathematics, a composition of an integer n is a way of writing n as the sum of a sequence of (strictly) positive integers. Two sequences that differ in the order of their terms define different compositions of their sum, while they are considered to define the same partition of that number. ...
  12. In computer science, object composition (not to be confused with function composition) is a way to combine simple objects or data types into more complex ones. ...
  13. The combining of different parts to make a whole. [from 14th c.]; The general makeup of something. [from 14th c.]; An agreement or treaty used to settle differences; later especially, an agreement to stop hostilities; a truce. [14th-19th c. ...
  14. (composed) showing composure
  15. (compositions) of matter items such as chemical compositions, conglomerates, aggregates, or other chemically significant substances that are usually supplied in bulk (solid or particulate), liquid, or gaseous form.
  16. (Composed) (P) - Keeps calm when facing interception fire, for greater accuracy.
  17. (Composed) calm and in control of your feelings. Sereno, tranquilo.
  18. Arms Composed are the addition by a gentleman to his own armorial bearings of a portion of those borne by his wife. The practice is now obsolete, the device of marshalling the arms of one's wife with his own having rendered its continuance unnecessary. (Gloss. of Her.)
  19. (1) In typography, the assembly of typographic elements, such as words and paragraphs, into pages ready for printing. (2) In graphic design, the arrangement of type, graphics and other elements on the page.
  20. The assembly of characters into words, lines and paragraphs of text or body matter for reproduction by printing.
  21. The structure of a gymnastics routine. Each individual movement or skill is a building block; the arrangement of the moves in the exercise is called the composition of the routine.
  22. Agreement between a debtor and creditors whereby the latter mutually agree to accept a certain percentage less than is due each one.
  23. The process of adjusting framing, camera position and/or focal length to make the subject a visually pleasing photograph.
  24. A main node of the new Workspace Manager 2010 console includes access to Managed Applications, User Installed Applications, Files and Folders, Data sources and User Settings and the composition covers every type of item the users might receive in their managed workspace.
  25. Voluntary arrangement to restructure a firm's debt, under which payment is reduced.