What does composition mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word composition.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. composition, composingnoun

    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-upnoun

    the way in which someone or something is composed

  3. compositionnoun

    a mixture of ingredients

  4. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of musicnoun

    a musical work that has been created

    "the composition is written in four movements"

  5. composing, compositionnoun

    musical creation

  6. writing, authorship, composition, penningnoun

    the act of creating written works

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

  7. typography, compositionnoun

    art and technique of printing with movable type

  8. composition, paper, report, themenoun

    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

    "he got an A on his composition"

  9. compositionnoun

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

    "he envied the composition of their faculty"

Wiktionary

  1. compositionnoun

    The proportion of different parts to make a whole.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  2. compositionnoun

    The general makeup of something.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  3. compositionnoun

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

    Etymology: From compositio.

  4. compositionnoun

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

    Etymology: From compositio.

  5. compositionnoun

    A mixture or compound; the result of composing.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  6. compositionnoun

    An essay.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  7. compositionnoun

    The formation of compound words from separate words.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  8. compositionnoun

    A work of music, literature or art.

    Etymology: From compositio.

  9. compositionnoun

    typesetting.

    Etymology: From compositio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compositionnoun

    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. Compositionnoun

    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. Compositionnoun

    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. Compositionnoun

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

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

  5. Compositionnoun

    the setting up of type and arranging it for printing

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

  6. Compositionnoun

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

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

  7. Compositionnoun

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

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

  8. Compositionnoun

    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. Compositionnoun

    consistency; accord; congruity

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

  10. Compositionnoun

    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. Compositionnoun

    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. Compositionnoun

    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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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. Jared Jagdeo:

    I think the composition of dyes is an area that will be looked at in the future at the state and potentially federal level, this study is very important to bring attention to this important topic.

  2. Christy Oglesby -LRB- right -RRB-:

    The Netflix original series probably takes us close to an hour to watch a 30-minute episode, the Netflix original series's because of you explaining what mise-en-scène means( The Netflix original series's French for' to place in the frame,' and it means that everything in the frame has significance) ; how a specific shot correlates to one of' The Karate Kid ' movies, us dissecting the dialogue ; and me ranting about the angsty unnecessary mistakes of teenagers, both of us loving a camera angle or shot composition and rewinding to watch it three times. Our binging is more like really slow consumption and digestion.

  3. 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.

  4. Charles Elson:

    That change is seemingly cosmetic in nature, he will still control the composition of the board.

  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
  • композит, смес, есе, композиция, съединение, сплав, набор, съчинение, смесване, състав, структураBulgarian
  • redaccióCatalan, Valencian
  • složeníCzech
  • essay, blandingDanish
  • Zusammenstellung, KompositionGerman
  • σύγγραμα, μείγμα, σύσταση, σύνθεσηGreek
  • redacción, composiciónSpanish
  • ترکیب بندیPersian
  • sävellys, essee, kokoonpano, seos, yhdistelmä, aine, ainekirjoitusFinnish
  • composition, essai, œuvreFrench
  • píosa, saothar, comhdhéanamh, cló-eagar, dréachtIrish
  • रचनाHindi
  • կոմպոզիցիա, կազմ, կազմություն, բաղադրությունArmenian
  • componimento, composizione, saggioItalian
  • הרכבHebrew
  • 작곡Korean
  • compositioLatin
  • essai, samenstelling, combinatie, compositieDutch
  • sammensetningenNorwegian
  • ensaio, composiçãoPortuguese
  • alcătuire, compunere, compozițieRomanian
  • набор, состав, композиция, сплав, произведение, соединение, составление, сочинение, смесьRussian
  • skladbaSerbo-Croatian
  • kompozimAlbanian
  • inshaSwahili
  • கலவைTamil
  • thành phầnVietnamese

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