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Composition

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com=po=si=tion

CIDE DICTIONARY

Compositionn. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.].
  •  The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.  [1913 Webster]
    "View them in composition with other things."  [1913 Webster]
    "The elementary composition of bodies."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.  [1913 Webster]
    "A composition that looks . . . like marble."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Consistency; accord; congruity.  [1913 Webster]
    "There is no composition in these news
    That gives them credit.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thus we are agreed:
    I crave our composition may be written.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Compositions for not taking the order of knighthood."  [1913 Webster]
    "Cleared by composition with their creditors."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Synthesis as opposed to analysis.  [1913 Webster]
    "The investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis ought ever to precede the method of composition."  [1913 Webster]
Composition cloth, a kind of cloth covered with a preparation making it waterproof. -- Composition deed, an agreement for composition between a debtor and several creditors. -- Composition plane (Crystallog.), the plane by which the two individuals of a twin crystal are united in their reserved positions. -- Composition of forces (Mech.), the finding of a single force (called the resultant) which shall be equal in effect to two or more given forces (called the components) when acting in given directions. Herbert. -- Composition metal, an alloy resembling brass, which is sometimes used instead of copper for sheathing vessels; -- also called Muntz metal and yellow metal. -- Composition of proportion (Math.), an arrangement of four proportionals so that the sum of the first and second is to the second as the sum of the third and fourth to the fourth.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Composition, n.
1 a the act of putting together; formation or construction. b something so composed; a mixture. c the constitution of such a mixture; the nature of its ingredients (the composition is two parts oil to one part vinegar).
2 a a literary or musical work. b the act or art of producing such a work. c an essay, esp. written by a schoolchild. d an artistic arrangement (of parts of a picture, subjects for a photograph, etc.).
3 mental constitution; character (jealousy is not in his composition).
4 (often attrib.) a compound artificial substance, esp. one serving the purpose of a natural one.
5 Printing the setting-up of type.
6 Gram. the formation of words into a compound word.
7 Law a a compromise, esp. a legal agreement to pay a sum in lieu of a larger sum, or other obligation (made a composition with his creditors). b a sum paid in this way.
8 Math. the combination of functions in a series.

Derivative
compositional adj. compositionally adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF, f. L compositio -onis (as COMPOSITE)

THESAURUS

Composition

Anschluss, Intertype, Linotype, Monotype, Nachtmusik, Portland cement, Spackle, abatement of differences, absolute music, accommodation, adaptation, addition, adjustment, admixture, adobe, affiliation, agglomeration, aggregate, aggregation, agreement, air varie, aleatory, aleatory music, alliance, alloy, alloyage, amalgam, amalgamation, amends, anatomy, architectonics, architecture, arrangement, art object, article, artifact, artistry, assembly, assimilation, association, atmosphere, atonement, authorcraft, authorship, autograph, automatic writing, balance, bargain, blend, blending, body-build, brainchild, brand, brew, bric-a-brac, brushwork, build, building, cabal, cacoethes scribendi, cartel, cast, casting, cement, census, centralization, chamber music, chamber orchestra, character, characteristic, characteristics, child, chinking, choice of words, classic, clay, coalescence, coalition, coinage, cold-type typesetting, color, combination, combine, combo, comminglement, commingling, commixture, compensation, complexion, composing, composing stick, composite, compound, compromise, computer printout, computerized typesetting, concession, concoction, confection, confederacy, confederation, configuration, conformation, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy, constituents, constitution, construction, content, contents, conversion, cop-out, copy, crafting, craftsmanship, crasis, creation, creative writing, creature, crowning achievement, cultivation, deal, decoction, decoctum, descant, desertion of principle, design, devising, dharma, dialect, diathesis, diction, disposition, distillation, divisions, document, draft, draftsmanship, drama-writing, dummy, eclecticism, ecumenism, edited version, editorial-writing, effect, elaboration, electronic music, elements, embodiment, encompassment, end product, engrossment, enosis, ensemble, erection, essay, essay-writing, essence, ethos, etude, evasion of responsibility, exercise, expiation, expiatory offering, expository writing, expression, extract, extraction, fabric, fabrication, facility in writing, fair copy, fashion, fashioning, feature-writing, federalization, federation, fiber, fiction, final draft, finished version, first draft, flimsy, forging, form, format, formation, forming, formula, formulation, frame, framing, fruit, furniture, fusion, galley chase, genius, getup, give-and-take, giving way, grain, grammar, graphomania, graphorrhea, graphospasm, grotesque, grouping, grout, growing, guts, habit, handicraft, handiwork, harmonization, harmony, harvesting, holograph, hookup, hot-metal typesetting, hue, humor, humors, idiom, ilk, immixture, imposition, incidental music, inclusion, incorporation, indemnification, indemnity, index, inditement, ingredients, innards, insides, instrumental music, integration, interfusion, interlarding, interlardment, interminglement, intermingling, intermixture, invention, inventory, issue, items, journalism, junction, junta, justification, kind, kitsch, language, layout, league, letter, libretto-writing, line, line of type, list, literae scriptae, literary artefact, literary artistry, literary composition, literary power, literary production, literary talent, literature, locution, lucubration, machining, magma, make, makeup, making, making amends, making good, making right, making up, manufacture, manufacturing, manuscript, marriage, master, masterpiece, masterwork, mastic, matter, medley, melange, meld, melding, merger, milling, mingling, mining, mintage, mix, mixing, mixture, mobile, mold, molding, mortar, museum piece, mutual concession, nature, new mintage, nocturne, nonfiction, novel-writing, nude, offspring, old master, opera, opus, opuscule, orchestration, organic structure, organism, organization, original, origination, outcome, outgrowth, package, package deal, painterliness, paper, parchment, parget, parlance, part, parts, paste, pasticcio, pastiche, patching plaster, pattern, patterning, peace offering, pen, pencraft, penscript, perspective, photocomposition, photosetting, phototypesetter, phototypesetting machine, phrase, phraseology, phrasing, physique, piaculum, piece, piece of virtu, piece of writing, placement, placing, plan, play, playwriting, pluralism, poem, prefabrication, preparation, printed matter, printout, processing, producing, product, production, program music, property, propitiation, proportion, quality, quittance, quoin, raising, reading matter, ready pen, recension, reclamation, recompense, redemption, redress, refining, reparation, restitution, result, rewriting, rhetoric, ricercar, roughcast, satisfaction, score, screed, scrip, script, scrive, scroll, second draft, set-up, setting, settlement, setup, shading, shadow, shape, shaping, short-story writing, size, skill with words, slug, smelting, solidification, somatotype, sonata, sonatina, sort, spackling compound, speech, spirit, squaring, stabile, stamp, statue, still life, story, streak, string orchestra, string quartet, stripe, structure, structuring, stucco, study, suchness, surrender, syncretism, syndication, syneresis, synthesis, system, talk, technical writing, technique, tectonics, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, texture, the written word, theme, theme and variations, tie-up, tissue, tone, transcript, transcription, treatment, trio, type, typescript, typesetting, typesetting machine, understanding, unification, union, usage, use of words, usus loquendi, values, variation, vein, verbiage, verse-writing, version, virtu, warp and woof, way, weave, web, wedding, whole, wordage, wording, work, work of art, workmanship, writing, yielding

ROGET THESAURUS

Composition

Style

N 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, command of language, authorship, la morgue litteraire, le style c'est de l'homme, style is the dress of thoughts, Various Qualities of Style.

Writing

N writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion.

Printing

N printing, block printing, type-printing, plate printing, (engraving), the press, composition, print, letterpress, text, context, note, page, column, typography, stereotype, electrotype, aprotype, type, black letter, font, fount, pi, pie, capitals, brevier, bourgeois, pica boldface, capitals, caps, catchword, composing-frame, composing room, composing rule, composing stand, composing stick, italics, justification, linotype, live matter, logotype, lower case, upper case, make-up, matrix, matter, monotype, 4-1/2 point, 5 point, 5-1/2 point, 6 point, 7 point, 8 point, press room, press work, reglet, roman, running head, running title, scale, serif, shank, sheet work, shoulder, signature, slug, underlay, folio, copy, impression, pull, proof, revise, author's proof, galley proof, press proof, press revise, printer, compositor, reader, printer's devil copyholder, printed, in type, typographical, solid in galleys.

Materials

N materials, material, raw material, stuff, stock, staple, adobe, brown stone, chinking, clapboard, daubing, puncheon, shake, shingle, bricks and mortar, metal, stone, clay, brick crockery, compo, composition, concrete, reinforced concrete, cement, wood, ore, timber, materials, supplies, munition, fuel, grist, household stuff pabulum, ammunition, contingents, relay, reinforcement, reenforcement, baggage, means, calico, cambric, cashmere, raw, wooden, adobe.

Combination

N combination, mixture, junction, union, unification, synthesis, incorporation, amalgamation, embodiment, coalescence, crasis, fusion, blending, absorption, centralization, alloy, compound, amalgam, composition, tertium quid, resultant, impregnation, combined, impregnated with, ingrained, imbued inoculated.

Composition

N composition, constitution, crasis, combination, inclusion, admission, comprehension, reception, embodiment, formation, containing, constituting.

Inclusion

N inclusion, admission, comprehension, reception, composition, included, including, inclusive, congener, congenerous, of the same class, encircling, a maximis ad minima, et hoc genus omne, etc, et coetera.

Compromise

N compromise, commutation, composition, middle term, mezzo termine, compensation, abatement of differences, adjustment, mutual concession.

Barter

N barter, exchange, scorse, truck system, interchange, a Roland for an Oliver, quid pro quo, commutation, composition, Indian gift, trade, commerce, mercature, buying and selling, bargain and sale, traffic, business, nundination, custom, shopping, commercial enterprise, speculation, jobbing, stockjobbing, agiotage, brokery, deal, dealing, transaction, negotiation, bargain, free trade, commercial, mercantile, trading, interchangeable, marketable, staple, in the market, for sale, wholesale, retail, across the counter, cambio non e furto.

Atonement

N atonement, reparation, compromise, composition, compensation, quittance, quits, expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation, indemnification, redress, amends, apology, amende honorable, satisfaction, peace offering, sin offering, burnt offering, scapegoat, sacrifice, penance, fasting, maceration, sackcloth and ashes, white sheet, shrift, flagellation, lustration, purgation, purgatory.

Music

N music, concert, strain, tune, air, melody, aria, arietta, piece of music, work, number, opus, sonata, rondo, rondeau, pastorale, cavatina, roulade, fantasia, concerto, overture, symphony, variations, cadenza, cadence, fugue, canon, quodlibet, serenade, notturno, dithyramb, opera, operetta, oratorio, composition, movement, stave, passamezzo, toccata, Vorspiel, instrumental music, full score, minstrelsy, tweedledum and tweedledee, band, orchestra, concerted piece, potpourri, capriccio, vocal music, vocalism, chaunt, chant, psalm, psalmody, hymn, song, canticle, canzonet, cantata, bravura, lay, ballad, ditty, carol, pastoral, recitative, recitativo, solfeggio, Lydian measures, slow music, slow movement, adagio, minuet, siren strains, soft music, lullaby, dump, dirge, pibroch, martial music, march, dance music, waltz, solo, duet, duo, trio, quartet, quartett, septett, part song, descant, glee, madrigal, catch, round, chorus, chorale, antiphon, antiphony, accompaniment, second, bass, score, bourdon, drone, morceau, terzetto, composer, musician, musical, instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic, harmonious, Wagnerian, adagio, largo, larghetto, andante, andantino, alla capella, maestoso, moderato, allegro, allegretto, spiritoso, vivace, veloce, presto, prestissimo, con brio, capriccioso, scherzo, scherzando, legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando, affettuoso, obbligato, pizzicato, desto, in notes by distance made more sweet, like the faint exquisite music of a dream, music arose with its voluptuous swell, music is the universal language of mankind, music's golden tongue, the speech of angels, will sing the savageness out of a bear, music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.

Painting

N painting, depicting, drawing, design, perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy, chiaroscuro, composition, treatment, historical painting, portrait painting, miniature painting, landscape painting, marine painting, still life, flower painting, scene painting, scenography, school, style, the grand style, high art, genre, portraiture, ornamental art, monochrome, polychrome, grisaille, pallet, palette, easel, brush, pencil, stump, black lead, charcoal, crayons, chalk, pastel, paint, watercolor, body color, oil color, oils, oil paint, varnish, priming, gouache, tempera, distemper, fresco, water glass, enamel, encaustic painting, mosaic, tapestry, photography, heliography, color photography, sun painting, graphics, computer graphics, picture, painting, piece, tableau, canvas, oil painting, fresco, cartoon, easel picture, cabinet picture, draught, draft, pencil drawing, water color drawing, etching, charcoal, pen-and-ink, sketch, outline, study, photograph, color photograph, black-and-white photograph, holograph, heliograph, daguerreotype, talbotype, calotype, heliotype, negative, positive, print, glossy print, matte print, enlargement, reduction, life-size print, instant photo, Polaroid photo, technicolor, Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Polaroid, portrait, whole length, full length, half length, kitcat, head, miniature, shade, silhouette, profile, landscape, seapiece, view, scene, prospect, panorama, diorama, still life, picture gallery, exhibit, studio, atelier, pinacotheca, painted, pictorial, graphic, picturesque, pencil, oil, in pencil, fecit, delineavit, mutum est pictura poema.


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