composition

[[t]kɒ̱mpəzɪ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]]
compositions
1) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n When you talk about the composition of something, you are referring to the way in which its various parts are put together and arranged.

Television has transformed the size and social composition of the audience at great sporting occasions...

Forests vary greatly in composition from one part of the country to another.

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2) N-COUNT The compositions of a composer, painter, or other artist are the works of art that they have produced.

Mozart's compositions are undoubtedly amongst the world's greatest.

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3) N-COUNT A composition is a piece of written work that children write at school.
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4) N-UNCOUNT Composition is the technique or skill involved in creating a work of art.

He taught the piano, organ and composition...

The course is designed to help students with colour and composition.

5) N-UNCOUNT Composition is the act of composing something such as a piece of music or a poem.

These plays are arranged in their order of composition.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • composition — COMPOSITION. s. fém. Action de composer quelque chose. Être occupé à la composition d une machine, d unouvrage. f♛/b] Il se prend aussi pour l Ouvrage même qui résulte de cette action de composer, pour l assemblage de plusieurs parties qui ne… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • composition — Composition. s. f. v. Assemblage de plusieurs parties. La composition de l Univers. la composition d une machine. les ressorts qui entrent dans la composition d une machine, toutes les parties qui entrent dans la composition du corps humain.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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