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English noun: composition

1. composition (attribute) the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole


SamplesHarmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art.


Synonymscomposing


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, placement

2. composition (attribute) the way in which someone or something is composed


Synonymsconstitution, make-up, makeup, physical composition


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)genetic constitution, genotype, grain, karyotype, phenotype, structure, texture

3. composition (substance) a mixture of ingredients


Broader (hypernym)mixture


Narrower (hyponym)ambrosia, beebread, compost, paste, soup

4. composition (communication) a musical work that has been created


SamplesThe composition is written in four movements.


Synonymsmusical composition, opus, piece, piece of music


Broader (hypernym)music


Narrower (hyponym)adagio, allegretto, allegro, andante, arrangement, bagatelle, canon, capriccio, divertimento, duet, duette, duo, etude, fantasia, idyl, idyll, incidental music, intermezzo, introit, larghetto, largo, medley, morceau, motet, movement, musical arrangement, musical passage, nocturne, notturno, octet, octette, passage, pastiche, pastoral, pastorale, potpourri, program music, programme music, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, realisation, realization, septet, septette, serenade, sestet, sextet, sextette, sheet music, solo, song, study, suite, symphonic poem, toccata, tone poem, trio, vocal


Part holonymcoda, finale

5. composition (act) musical creation


Synonymscomposing


Broader (hypernym)creating by mental acts


Narrower (hyponym)arrangement, arranging, realisation, realization, recapitulation, transcription

6. composition (act) the act of creating written works


SamplesWriting was a form of therapy for him.
It was a matter of disputed authorship.


Synonymsauthorship, penning, writing


Broader (hypernym)verbal creation


Narrower (hyponym)adoxography, drafting, dramatisation, dramatization, fabrication, fictionalisation, fictionalization, historiography, lexicography, metrification, novelisation, novelization, redaction, versification


Domain category membersadopt, annotate, author, cite, co-author, compose, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, fling off, footnote, ghost, ghostwrite, indite, knock off, outline, paragraph, pen, profile, reference, rewrite, scratch off, script, toss off, write, write about, write copy, write of, write on, write out, write up

7. composition (communication) art and technique of printing with movable type


Synonymstypography


Broader (hypernym)printing, printing process

8. composition (communication) an essay (especially one written as an assignment)


SamplesHe got an A on his composition.


Synonymspaper, report, theme


Broader (hypernym)essay


Narrower (hyponym)term paper

9. composition (artifact) something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole


SamplesHe envied the composition of their faculty.


Broader (hypernym)creation


Narrower (hyponym)paste-up









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