Definitions of composition

  1. musical creation
  2. a mixture of ingredients
  3. something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; " he envied the composition of their faculty"
  4. the way in which someone or something is composed
  5. a musical work that has been created; " the composition is written in four movements"
  6. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.
  10. The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
  11. The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
  12. A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
  13. 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.
  14. Consistency; accord; congruity.
  15. Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Act of composing; thing composed, as a work in literature, or art; combination; arrangement.
  19. The act of composing, or that which is composed, as a literary, artistic, or musical production; a combination.
  20. An agreement or settlement; compromise.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.