What does composition mean?

Definitions for composition
ˌkɒm pəˈzɪʃ əncom·po·si·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. composition, composing(noun)

    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, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up(noun)

    the way in which someone or something is composed

  3. composition(noun)

    a mixture of ingredients

  4. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music(noun)

    a musical work that has been created

    "the composition is written in four movements"

  5. composing, composition(noun)

    musical creation

  6. writing, authorship, composition, penning(noun)

    the act of creating written works

    "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"

  7. typography, composition(noun)

    art and technique of printing with movable type

  8. composition, paper, report, theme(noun)

    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

    "he got an A on his composition"

  9. composition(noun)

    something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole

    "he envied the composition of their faculty"

Wiktionary

  1. composition(Noun)

    The proportion of different parts to make a whole.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  2. composition(Noun)

    The general makeup of something.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  3. composition(Noun)

    An agreement or treaty used to settle differences; later especially, an agreement to stop hostilities; a truce.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  4. composition(Noun)

    An agreement to pay money in order to clear a liability or obligation; a settling.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  5. composition(Noun)

    A mixture or compound; the result of composing.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  6. composition(Noun)

    An essay.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  7. composition(Noun)

    The formation of compound words from separate words.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  8. composition(Noun)

    A work of music, literature or art.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  9. composition(Noun)

    typesetting.

    Etymology: From compositio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Composition(noun)

    the act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  2. Composition(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  3. Composition(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  4. Composition(noun)

    the act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  5. Composition(noun)

    the setting up of type and arranging it for printing

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  6. Composition(noun)

    the state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  7. Composition(noun)

    a mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  8. Composition(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  9. Composition(noun)

    consistency; accord; congruity

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  10. Composition(noun)

    mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  11. Composition(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

  12. Composition(noun)

    synthesis as opposed to analysis

    Etymology: [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]

Freebase

  1. Composition

    In the visual arts – in particular painting, graphic design, photography and sculpture – composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art, as distinct from the subject of a work. It can also be thought of as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art. The term composition means 'putting together,' and can apply to any work of art, from music to writing to photography, that is arranged or put together using conscious thought. In the visual arts, composition is often used interchangeably with various terms such as design, form, visual ordering, or formal structure, depending on the context. In graphic design for press and desktop publishing composition is commonly referred to as page layout. These paintings all show the same subject, the Raising of Lazarus, and essentially the same figures, but have very different compositions: ⁕ Duccio, 1310-11 ⁕ Geertgen tot Sint Jans, 1480s ⁕ Guercino, c. 1619 ⁕ Rembrandt, c. 1630

Editors Contribution

  1. composition

    The act and process of to compose.

    The composition was simple, easy and effective.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'composition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3951

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'composition' in Nouns Frequency: #1472

How to pronounce composition?

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How to say composition in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of composition in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of composition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of composition in a Sentence

  1. Jaroslaw Kaczynski:

    A particularly dark role was played by Donald Tusk, who conducted negotiations with the British and in fact contributed to them getting nothing, hence, he is directly responsible for Brexit and should simply disappear from European politics. But this concerns the whole of European Commission in its present composition.

  2. Andrea Bergmann:

    We have always been at the forefront when it comes to finding new trends and offering innovative products to our customers. Insects present culinary variety and an interesting composition of nutrients, such as proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, mineral and fiber, we are convinced that there are many foodies and open-minded customers in Switzerland, who will try and like insects or insect products - not only as an alternative to meat but also for culinary reasons.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Paradice girl Seductive, dainty, too sweet, sweetie, your skin color is the color of the deepest and highest passion and endless sex, endless orgasm, the color of lust, you are so attractively attractive, and they pull your sweet lips to kiss. Every move of your gestures looks it excites and seduces it like a striptease. Your appearance so much in love and excite until the orgasm and eternal marriage. I feel a powerful love affair and sex addiction for you, you are the one that I will love and want forever. You are like sweet, hot, exciting female moans during hot, hot, insatiable sex in the pose of a rider, you are the cause of the eternal hunger of my libido. You are my true eternal love, my debauchery, you are my muse of sex and romance. I feel your powerful sexual energy of passion. You are beautiful in any form, in any outfit. The love for you grows lives and develops and it cannot be controlled and stopped. Love and passion for you is unstoppable. You are so divinely beautiful without clothes as the pristine beauty of nature, you are a heavenly beauty, your adoration is lost from your paradice girl, and only bright emotions and feelings looking at the highest goddess, I bow to your beauty, your beauty is the rarest among all universes, time measurement, paradise where you are. You're the girl whose photo aggressively masturbates a huge number of men, because your figure is more perfect than any top model, your external and internal beauty surpasses any beauty in this universe, your ideal appearance is absolutely envy. You are a powerful attraction excitement. You are hot, passionate, hot, sexy. You are romantic and sexy like a jazz composition of a saxophone, sounding outside the window, the light of a neon sign illuminates yours through a hot, sexy hot, through a hype, a stimulating body. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Mario Draghi:

    Early next year the Governing Council will reassess the monetary stimulus achieved, the expansion of the balance sheet and the outlook for price developments, should it become necessary to further address risks of too prolonged a period of low inflation ... this would imply altering early next year the size, pace and composition of our measures.

  5. Luca Bittau:

    She was pregnant and had almost certainly aborted before( she) beached, the fetus was in an advanced state of composition.

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  • تأليفArabic
  • иншаBashkir
  • структура, състав, композит, смесване, съчинение, набор, сплав, съединение, композиция, есе, смесBulgarian
  • redaccióCatalan, Valencian
  • složeníCzech
  • essay, blandingDanish
  • Zusammenstellung, KompositionGerman
  • μείγμα, σύνθεση, σύγγραμα, σύστασηGreek
  • redacción, composiciónSpanish
  • sävellys, seos, yhdistelmä, ainekirjoitus, aine, kokoonpano, esseeFinnish
  • composition, œuvre, essaiFrench
  • píosa, comhdhéanamh, cló-eagar, dréacht, saotharIrish
  • रचनाHindi
  • բաղադրություն, կոմպոզիցիա, կազմություն, կազմArmenian
  • saggio, composizione, componimentoItalian
  • הרכבHebrew
  • 작곡Korean
  • compositioLatin
  • compositie, combinatie, essai, samenstellingDutch
  • sammensetningenNorwegian
  • composição, ensaioPortuguese
  • compunere, alcătuire, compozițieRomanian
  • произведение, состав, композиция, составление, сочинение, смесь, соединение, набор, сплавRussian
  • skladbaSerbo-Croatian
  • kompozimAlbanian
  • inshaSwahili
  • கலவைTamil
  • thành phầnVietnamese

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