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Noun: composing  kum'pow-zing
  1. The spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
    "harmonious composing is essential in a serious work of art";
    - composition
  2. Musical creation
    - composition
Verb: compose  kum'powz
  1. Form the substance of
    "Greed and ambition composed his personality"
  2. (music) write music
    "Beethoven composed nine symphonies";
    - write
  3. Produce a literary work
    "She composed a poem";
    - write, pen, indite [archaic]
  4. Put together out of existing material
    "compose a list";
    - compile
  5. Calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
    "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
  6. Make up plans or basic details for
    "compose a policy";
    - frame, draw up
  7. Arrange to make a pleasing picture, artwork, etc.
    "You have composed the picture very well with a great background"

Derived forms: composings

Type of: arrangement, be, calm, calm down, comprise, constitute, create, create verbally, creating by mental acts, lull, make, make up, placement, plan, quiet, quieten [Brit], represent, still, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], tranquillize

Encyclopedia: Composing