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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Composition  \Com`po*si"tion\,  n.  [F.  composition,  fr  L. 
  compositio.  See  {Composite}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  art  of  composing,  or  forming  a  whole  or 
  integral,  by  placing  together  and  uniting  different 
  things  parts  or  ingredients.  In  specific  uses: 
  a  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.  ``The 
  constant  habit  of  elaborate  composition.''  --Macaulay. 
  b  (Fine  Arts)  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. 
  c  The  act  of  writing  for  practice  in  a  language,  as 
  English,  Latin,  German,  etc 
  d  (Print.)  The  setting  up  of  type  and  arranging  it  for 
  2.  The  state  of  being  put  together  or  composed;  conjunction; 
  combination;  adjustment. 
  View  them  in  composition  with  other  things  --I. 
  The  elementary  composition  of  bodies.  --Whewell. 
  3.  A  mass  or  body  formed  by  combining  two  or  more  substances; 
  as  a  chemical  composition. 
  A  composition  that  looks  .  .  .  like  marble. 
  4.  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. 
  5.  Consistency;  accord;  congruity.  [Obs.] 
  There  is  no  composition  in  these  news  That  gives 
  them  credit.  --Shak. 
  6.  Mutual  agreement  to  terms  or  conditions  for  the  settlement 
  of  a  difference  or  controversy;  also  the  terms  or 
  conditions  of  settlement;  agreement. 
  Thus  we  are  agreed:  I  crave  our  composition  may  be 
  written.  --Shak. 
  7.  (Law)  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. 
  Compositions  for  not  taking  the  order  of  knighthood. 
  Cleared  by  composition  with  their  creditors. 
  8.  Synthesis  as  opposed  to  analysis. 
  The  investigation  of  difficult  things  by  the  method 
  of  analysis  ought  ever  to  precede  the  method  of 
  composition.  --Sir  I. 
  {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 
  {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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  spatial  property  resulting  from  the  arrangement  of  parts 
  in  relation  to  each  other  and  to  the  whole;  "harmonious 
  composition  is  essential  in  a  serious  work  of  art"  [syn: 
  2:  the  way  in  which  someone  or  something  is  composed  [syn:  {constitution}, 
  3:  a  mixture  of  ingredients 
  4:  a  musical  work  that  has  been  created;  "the  composition  is 
  written  in  four  movements"  [syn:  {musical  composition},  {opus}, 
  {piece},  {piece  of  music}] 
  5:  musical  creation  [syn:  {composing}] 
  6:  the  act  of  creating  written  works  "writing  was  a  form  of 
  therapy  for  him";  "it  was  a  matter  of  disputed  authorship" 
  [syn:  {writing},  {authorship},  {penning}] 
  7:  art  and  technique  of  printing  with  movable  type  [syn:  {typography}] 
  8:  an  essay  (especially  one  written  as  an  assignment);  "he  got 
  an  A  on  his  composition"  [syn:  {paper},  {report},  {theme}] 
  9:  something  that  is  created  by  arranging  several  things  to 
  form  a  unified  whole;  "he  envied  the  composition  of  their 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.  {function  composition}. 
  2.  {typesetting}. 

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