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

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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. Robert Kane:

    We are disappointed, but not surprised by the decision of the NLRB given its current composition.

  2. 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.

  3. Pawan Gupta:

    We knew we would see changes in atmospheric composition in many places during the lockdown, but I have never seen aerosol values so low in the Indo-Gangetic Plain at this time of year.

  4. Brendan McDermid:

    The best you can do is to get the exposure and focus correct and worry about your composition secondary, more importantly, try not to trip and fall on your colleagues. Or fall to the ground and get trampled by them.

  5. Axel Stein:

    His work with sand, earth and pigments is extraordinarily evident in this painting, his composition is very round.

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Translations for 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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