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Definition of Composition

Composition

  1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.
  5. The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
  6. The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
  7. A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
  8. 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.
  9. Consistency; accord; congruity.
  10. Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
  11. 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.
  12. Synthesis as opposed to analysis.

Composition Quotations

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
Florence King

I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.
Antoine Lavoisier

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
Walt Whitman

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
Tadao Ando

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
Claude Monet
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Composition Translations

composition in Dutch is toondicht, toonzetting, compositie
composition in French is gradin, composition
composition in German is Abfassung {f}, Zusammensetzung {f}
composition in Italian is trattato
composition in Latin is compositio
composition in Swedish is tema, uppsats, komposition
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