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Definition of Composition

  • The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
  • 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 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.
  • The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.
  • The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
  • The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
  • A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
  • 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.
  • Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
  • 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.
  • Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
  • the act of creating written works
  • musical creation
  • something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole
  • the way in which someone or something is composed
  • the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
  • an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
  • art and technique of printing with movable type
  • a musical work that has been created
  • a mixture of ingredients

How to use composition in a sentence. Composition pronunciation.

For this work, pay one dollar and fifty cents per "thousand" for composition, and one dollar and fifty cents per "token" for press-work, in greenbacks.
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Although "Sportsman's Sketches" and the many other short tales that Turgenev wrote at intervals during his whole career are thoroughly worth reading, his great reputation is based on his seven complete novels, which should be read in the order of composition, even though they do not form an ascending climax.
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Still more sensational sounds come from the younger Russian men of to-day, and all this bewildering audacity of composition has in certain places drowned for a time the less pretentious beauty of Turgenev's method.
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No doubt Dostoevski realised the sad inequalities of his work, and the great blunders due to haste in composition.
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In the novel "Downtrodden and Oppressed" Natasha asks the young writer if he has finished his composition.
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During its composition Tolstoi read all kinds of books, "Pickwick Papers," Anthony Trollope, whom he greatly admired, and Schopenhauer, who for a time fascinated him.
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On the 19 March 1873, he began the composition of "Anna Karenina," which was to give him his greatest fame outside of Russia.
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Several years were spent in its composition and publication.
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They are exercises in composition.
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Yet its composition was begun by a mere freak, by something analogous to a sporting proposition.
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The circumstances that gave rise to its composition are described in an exceedingly interesting article in the New York "Sun" for 10 October 1909, "A Visit to Count Leo Tolstoi in 1887," by Madame Nadine Helbig.
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He has read Poe with profit, but he testifies that his greatest teacher in composition is the Bible.
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In a day or two he sat down and wrote his father a long letter, of small merit as a composition, and otherwise illustrating the profitless nature of the education for which Stephen Lord had hopefully paid.
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Yet one habit he possessed which foreshadowed the intellectual composition of his son,-he loved to write letters to the newspapers.
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Samuel had as little of the villain in his composition as any Camberwell householder.
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From seven to nine Tarrant sat resolutely at his table, and covered a few pages with the kind of composition which now came most easily to him,-a somewhat virulent sarcasm.
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Two evenings were passed pleasantly on the composition and the copying of this letter, and, not daring to entrust it to the postboy, he took it himself to Bohola; and he measured the time carefully, so as to get there a few minutes before the postmistress sealed up the bag.
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Two kinds of rattles were called ʇa-cáge, i.e., "deers-claws," from the composition of one variety, though the other was made of molars of the elk.
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And in that part of the world where the Portuguese subdued the Indians, they found some states where it was a universal and inviolable law amongst them that every enemy overcome by the king in person, or by his lieutenant, was out of composition.
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I am solicited to write the affairs of my own time by some, who fancy I look upon them with an eye less blinded with passion than another, and have a clearer insight into them by reason of the free access fortune has given me to the heads of various factions; but they do not consider, that to purchase the glory of Sallust, I would not give myself the trouble, sworn enemy as I am to obligation, assiduity, or perseverance: that there is nothing so contrary to my style, as a continued narrative, I so often interrupt and cut myself short in my writing for want of breath; I have neither composition nor explanation worth anything, and am ignorant, beyond a child, of the phrases and even the very words proper to express the most common things; and for that reason it is, that I have undertaken to say only what I can say, and have accommodated my subject to my strength.
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Examples of Composition

Example #1
It was easy to swear to do these two things, but it was entirely impossible to do more than one of them.
Example #2
Get the House and Senate journals printed; and, 2.
Example #3
All of them are short; compared with the huge novels so much in vogue at this moment, they look like tiny models of massive machinery.
Example #4
Turgenev is the great exception, and in this field he stands in Russian literature without a rival, even among the professional poets.
Example #5
The silver tones and subtle music of Turgenev's clavichord were followed by the crashing force of Tolstoi's organ harmonies, and by the thrilling, heart-piercing discords struck by Dostoevski.
Example #6
During the early years of the twentieth century, there has been a visible reaction against him, an attempt to persuade the world that after all he was a subordinate and secondary man.