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composition

com·po·si·tion

composition

 
pronunciation:
kam p zI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of composing.
The composition of this opera took most of his life.
synonyms:
composing
similar words:
creation, origination
definition 2: the way the parts of something are put together; order or structure.
The team sent a submarine to study the composition of the sea bottom.
synonyms:
makeup, structure
similar words:
arrangement, construction, design, fabric, form, formation, framework, lay, order
definition 3: a particular written or musical work.
She has written many beautiful compositions.
synonyms:
piece, theme, work
similar words:
article, essay, manuscript, masterpiece, melody, music, novel, paper, sketch, song
definition 4: a material or substance that is made up of other materials or substances.
The green paint we used was a composition of blue and yellow paint.
synonyms:
compound
similar words:
blend, combination, mixture
definition 5: a short piece written as a school assignment.
Write a composition on water pollution.
similar words:
essay, paper, sketch, work
derivation: compositional (adj.)
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