Associations to the word «Composition»


COMPOSITION, noun. The proportion of different parts to make a whole. [from 14th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. The general makeup of something. [from 14th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. (obsolete) An agreement or treaty used to settle differences; later especially, an agreement to stop hostilities; a truce. [14th-19th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. (obsolete) An agreement to pay money in order to clear a liability or obligation; a settling. [16th-19th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. (legal) an agreement or compromise by which a creditor or group of creditors accepts partial payment from a debtor.
COMPOSITION, noun. A mixture or compound; the result of composing. [from 16th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. An essay. [from 16th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. (linguistics) The formation of compound words from separate words. [from 16th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. A work of music, literature or art. [from 17th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. (printing) Typesetting. [from 19th c.]
COMPOSITION, noun. (mathematics) Applying a function to the result of another.
COMPOSITION, noun. (obsolete) Consistency; accord; congruity.
COMPOSITION, noun. Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
COMPOSITION, noun. (painting) The arrangement and flow of elements in a picture.
COMPOSITION BOOK, noun. A stock-bound notebook, traditionally with a marbled black-and-white cover.
COMPOSITION CLOTH, noun. A kind of cloth covered with a preparation making it waterproof.
COMPOSITION CLOTHS, noun. Plural of composition cloth
COMPOSITION METAL, noun. Muntz metal
COMPOSITION OVER INHERITANCE, proper noun. (software) (design) Synonym of composite reuse principle.

Dictionary definition

COMPOSITION, noun. 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".
COMPOSITION, noun. The way in which someone or something is composed.
COMPOSITION, noun. A mixture of ingredients.
COMPOSITION, noun. A musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements".
COMPOSITION, noun. Musical creation.
COMPOSITION, noun. The act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship".
COMPOSITION, noun. Art and technique of printing with movable type.
COMPOSITION, noun. An essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition".
COMPOSITION, noun. Something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; "he envied the composition of their faculty".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton