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composition

noun

1 composition

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.

synonym: composing.

Roget 635: material, raw material, stuff, stock, staple; adobe, brown stone; chinking; clapboard; daubing; puncheon; shake; shingle, ... show more

Roget 952: atonement, reparation; compromise, composition; compensation etc. 30; quittance, quits; expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation; ... show more

Roget 774: compromise, commutation, composition; middle term, mezzo termine [It]; compensation etc. 30; abatement of differences, adjustment, mutual concession.   

Roget 76: inclusion, admission, comprehension, reception.    composition etc. (inclusion in a compound) 54.   

Roget 48: combination; mixture etc. 41; junction etc. 43; union, unification, synthesis, incorporation, amalgamation, embodiment, ... show more

Roget 794: barter, exchange, scorse, truck system; interchange etc. 148.    a Roland for an Oliver; quid pro quo; commutation, composition; Indian gift [U.S.].    trade, commerce, ... show more

Dutch: combinatie, compositie
Polish: kompozycja, faktura



2 composition

The way in which someone or something is composed.

synonyms: constitution, make-up, makeup, physical composition.

Roget 591: printing; block printing, type-printing; plate printing etc. 558 (engraving); the press etc. (publication) 531; composition.    print, letterpress, ... show more

Roget 54: composition, constitution, crasis; combination etc. 48; inclusion, admission, comprehension, reception; embodiment; formation.   

Polish: budowa, konstrukcja, struktura

3 composition

A mixture of ingredients.

Dutch: compositie
Polish: skład

4 composition

A musical work that has been created:
— The composition is written in four movements.

synonyms: musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music.

Roget 556: painting; depicting; drawing etc. v.; design; perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy; chiaroscuro etc. (light) 420; composition; ... show more

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

Dutch: compositie, muziekstuk, toonzetting
Polish: utwór muzyczny

5 composition

Musical creation.

synonym: composing.

Polish: kombinowanie, kompilowanie, komponowanie

6 composition

The act of creating written works.

synonyms: authorship, penning, writing.

Roget 590: writing etc. v.; chirography, stelography, cerography; penmanship, craftmanship; quill driving; typewriting.    writing, manuscript, MS.   , literae scriptae [Lat.]; ... show more

Roget 569: style, diction, phraseology, wording; manner, strain; composition; mode of expression, choice of words; mode of speech, literary power, ready pen, pen of a ready writer; ... show more

Dutch: auteurschap, schrijverschap
Polish: piśmiennictwo

7 composition

Art and technique of printing with movable type.

synonym: typography.

Dutch: typografie
Polish: druk wypukły, wypukłodruk

8 composition

An essay (especially one written as an assignment):
— He got an A on his composition.

synonyms: paper, report, theme.

Dutch: artikel, document, rapport
Polish: wypracowanie

9 composition

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

Dutch: compositie
Polish: kompozycja


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