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Definitions of composition

  1. the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. musical creation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a mixture of ingredients Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; "he envied the composition of their faculty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the way in which someone or something is composed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. art and technique of printing with movable type Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The setting up of type and arranging it for printing. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. Consistency; accord; congruity. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. Synthesis as opposed to analysis. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The union of different things or principles to make a whole; the act or art of writing a literary or musical work; the work written; a piece written for practice in the use of language; make-up, as of a picture; the setting up of type; an agreement, as to settle a dispute; compromise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. In chemistry, the kind and number of atoms constituting the molecule of any substance. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. A mixture of different ingredients. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  25. The act of putting together: the thing composed, as a work in literature, music, or painting: a coming together or agreement: an agreement whereby payment of part ofa debt is taken for the whole. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Act of composing; thing composed, as a work in literature, or art; combination; arrangement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. The act of composing, or that which is composed, as a literary, artistic, or musical production; a combination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Typesetting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. An agreement or settlement; compromise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. The act of composing; the thing composed, such as a piece of literature or art; orderly disposition; mutual agreement to terms or conditions; compensation given in lieu of that stipulated or required; settlement of a debt by an accepted reduction; amount accepted; the forming of compound words; putting words together in sentences; that combination of the several parts in which each is presented in its due proportion; the art of setting types. Composition of forces, the determination of the amount and direction of a force as the resultant of others acting at different angles on a body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. The act of composing; the thing composed; any mass or body formed by combining together two or more substances; combining ideas or thoughts, arranging them in order, and committing them to writing; a book written by an author; any union, combination, or disposition of parts; the payment of a part only of a debt in lieu of the full debt; the sum so paid; synthesis as opposed to analysis. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. 1. function composition.2. typesetting. foldoc_fs
  33. 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. dictgcide_fs
  34. The act of composing or compounding, - of medicines for example; Iamatosyntaxis. Also, the Compound, Compositum, or thing compounded. Likewise, a combination. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  35. Act of putting together; formation, construction; formation of words into a compound word; construction of sentences, art of literary production; act, art, of composing music; setting up of type; mental constitution, as a touch of madness in his c.; arrangement (of the parts of a picture &c.); thing composed, mixture; piece of music or writing; agreement for cessation of hostilities; compromise; agreement for cessation of hostilities; compromise; agreement for payment of sum in lieu of larger sum or other obligation, as made a c. with his creditors. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. (Also) compound artificial substance, esp. one serving the purpose of a natural one (often attrib., as c. billiard-balls). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. The act of making up a finished product by the proper arrangement of its component parts, also the product itself. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. The constitution of a compound substance, with reference to the elementary bodies and intermediate combinations that make it up and their relative quantities, arrangement, etc. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. A compound. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. [L.] (Leg.) A private arrangement with creditors, they agreeing to accept part payment in satisfaction of their claims. See Tithes. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  41. [L.] (Leg.) An agreement for the remission of tithes on some consideration in lieu thereof. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  42. [L.] (Leg.) An amicable arrangement of a lawsuit. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  43. n. Act of composing; —invention or combination of the parts of a literary or artistic work; —combination of parts in due proportion; —arrangement of type for use in printing; —state of being composed; —adjustment of a debt, or obligation, by some compensation mutually agreed on. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. The act of forming an integral of various dissimilar parts; the act - of bringing simple ideas into complication, opposed to analysis; a mass formed by mingling different ingredients ; the state of being compounded, union, conjunction; the arrangement of various figures in a picture; written work; the act of discharging a debt by paying part; consistency, congruity; in grammar, the joining words together; a certain method of demonstration in mathematicks, which is the reverse of the analytical method, or of resolution. Complete Dictionary
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