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Noun: composition  ,kóm-pu'zi-shun
  1. 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";
    - composing
  2. The way in which someone or something is composed
    - constitution, physical composition, makeup, make-up
  3. A mixture of ingredients
  4. A musical work that has been created
    "the composition is written in four movements";
    - musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
  5. Musical creation
    - composing
  6. The act of creating written works
    "composition was a form of therapy for him";
    - writing, authorship, penning
  7. Art and technique of printing with movable type
    - typography
  8. An essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    "he got an A on his composition";
    - paper, report, theme
  9. Something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole
    "he envied the composition of their faculty"

Derived forms: compositions

Type of: arrangement, creating by mental acts, creation, essay, mixture, music, placement, printing, printing process, property, verbal creation

Encyclopedia: Composition