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Composition meaning

composition - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
  2. 2. The invention or combination of the parts of any literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music.
  3. 3. The art or practice of so combining the different parts of a work of art as to produce a harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as such. See 4, below.
  4. 4. The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.
  5. 5. The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
  6. 6. The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
  7. 7. A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
  8. 8. A literary, musical, or artistic production, especially one showing study and care in arrangement; -- often used of an elementary essay or translation done as an educational exercise.
  9. 9. Consistency; accord; congruity.
  10. 10. Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
  11. 11. The adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation agreed upon in the adjustment.
  12. 12. Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
  13. 13. Act of composing; thing composed, as a work in literature, or art; combination; arrangement.

composition - examples of usage

  1. In one sense, doubtless, it is true that no man can have anything except it be given him from above, but it must be from an above into the composition of which he himself largely enters. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
  2. But Roman satire sprang up and flourished independently of any of those kinds of composition. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. Composition of Task Force. - "Sound Military Decision", U.s. Naval War College.
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