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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compo  \Com"po\,  n.;  pl  {-pos}. 
  Short  for  {Composition};  --  used  esp.  in  England,  colloq.  in 
  various  trade  applications;  as  : 
  a  A  mortar  made  of  sand  and  cement. 
  b  A  carver's  mixture  of  resin,  whiting,  and  glue,  used 
  instead  of  plaster  of  Paris  for  ornamenting  walls  and 
  cornices. 
  c  A  composition  for  billiard  balls. 
  d  A  preparation  of  which  printer's  rollers  are  made 
  e  A  preparation  used  in  currying  leather. 
  f  Composition  paid  by  a  debtor. 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  compo  n.  [{demoscene}]  Finnish-originated  slang  for 
  `competition'.  Demo  compos  are  held  at  a  {demoparty}.  The  usual  protocol 
  is  that  several  groups  make  demos  for  a  compo,  they  are  shown  on  a  big 
  screen,  and  then  the  party  participants  vote  for  the  best  one  Prizes 
  (from  sponsors  and  party  entrance  fees)  are  given  Standard  compo  formats 
  include  {intro}  compos  (4k  or  64k  demos),  music  compos,  graphics  compos, 
  quick  {demo}  compos  (build  a  demo  within  4  hours  for  example),  etc 
 
 




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