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  1. com·po·si·tion
    IPA[ˌkämpəˈziSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. the nature of something's ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up:

      the social composition of villages
    • 2. the action of putting things together; formation or construction:

      the composition of a new government was announced
    • 3. a thing composed of various elements:

      a theory is a composition of interrelated facts
    • 4. mental constitution; character:

      persons who have a touch of madness in their composition
    • 5. a compound artificial substance, especially one serving the purpose of a natural one:

      composition flooring
    • 6. the formation of words into a compound word.

    • 7. the successive application of functions to a variable, the value of the first function being the argument of the second, and so on:

      composition of functions, when defined, is associative
    • 8. the process of finding the resultant of a number of forces:

      the composition of forces
    • 9. a work of music, literature, or art:

      Chopin's most romantic compositions
      Synonym : work of art, work, creation, literary/musical/artistic work, opus, oeuvre, piece, arrangement, poem, novel, play, drama, symphony, concerto, opera, painting, drawing, picture
    • 10. the action or art of producing a work of music, literature, or art:

      the technical aspects of composition
      Synonym : writing, creation, devising, making up, thinking up, framing, formulation, production, fashioning, origination, invention, concoction, compilation
    • 11. an essay, especially one written by a school or college student:

      we had a class composition, “My Best Friend”
      Synonym : essay, paper, article, text, study, piece of writing, task, theme
    • 12. the artistic arrangement of the parts of a picture:

      spoiling the composition of many of the pictures
    • 13. the preparing of text for printing by setting up the characters in order:

      an external contractor providing computerized composition and typesetting
    • 14. a legal agreement to pay an amount of money in lieu of a larger debt or other obligation:

      he had been released by deed on making a composition with the creditors
    • 15. an amount of money paid under a legal agreement:

      Royalists redeemed their sequestrated estates by paying compositions
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: composition, plural noun: compositions

    • noun

      the nature of something's ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up:

      the action of putting things together; formation or construction:

    • noun

      the error of assuming that what is true of a member of a group is true for the group as a whole.
    • noun

      the error of assuming that what is true of a member of a group is true for the group as a whole.
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