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Definition 1: the act of creating written works - [noun denoting act]

Samples where composition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writing was a form of therapy for him
  • it was a matter of disputed authorship

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) creating something by the use of speech and language

(... is a kind of composition ) the art or practice of writing verse

(... is a kind of composition ) the act of writing dictionaries

(... is a kind of composition ) the act of putting something in writing

(... is a kind of composition ) converting something into the form of a novel

(... is a kind of composition ) writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)

(... is a kind of composition ) the writing of history

(... is a kind of composition ) writing in a fictional form

(... is a kind of composition ) conversion into dramatic form

"the play was a dramatization of a short story"

(... is a kind of composition ) writing a first version to be filled out and polished later

(... is a kind of composition ) fine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects

"Elizabethan schoolboys were taught adoxography, the art of eruditely praising worthless things" "adoxography is particularly useful to lawyers"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) be the author of

"She authored this play"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) be a co-author on (a book, a paper)

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write for someone else

"How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments

"The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) refer to

"he referenced his colleagues' work"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) put into writing; write in complete form

"write out a contract"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) draw up an outline or sketch for something

"draft a speech"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) put into dramatic form

"adopt a book for a screenplay"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write for commercial publications

"She writes copy for Harper's Bazaar"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) rewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose

"re-write a play for use in schools"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write quickly

"She dashed off a note to her husband saying she would not be home for supper" "He scratched off a thank-you note to the hostess"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write about

"The author of this article profiles a famous painter"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write about a particular topic

"Snow wrote about China"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

(composition is the domain which ... is member of) write a script for

"The playwright scripted the movie"

Definition 2: musical creation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) the act of creating something by thinking

(... is a kind of composition ) the act of arranging and adapting a piece of music

(... is a kind of composition ) the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer

(... is a kind of composition ) (music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)

Definition 3: something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where composition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he envied the composition of their faculty

(composition is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

(... is a kind of composition ) a composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing

"they showed him a paste-up of the book jacket"

Definition 4: the way in which someone or something is composed - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of composition ) the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts

"artists must study the structure of the human body" "the structure of the benzene molecule"

(... is a kind of composition ) what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment

(... is a kind of composition ) the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism

(... is a kind of composition ) the physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)

"breadfruit has the same texture as bread" "sand of a fine grain" "fish with a delicate flavor and texture" "a stone of coarse grain"

(... is a kind of composition ) the appearance of the chromosomal makeup of a somatic cell in an individual or species (including the number and arrangement and size and structure of the chromosomes)

Definition 5: the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where composition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

"the arrangement of the furniture" "the placement of the chairs"

Definition 6: an essay (especially one written as an assignment) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where composition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got an A on his composition

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) an analytic or interpretive literary composition

(... is a kind of composition ) a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term

Definition 7: a musical work that has been created - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where composition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the composition is written in four movements

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

(... is a kind of composition ) music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes

(... is a kind of composition ) (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio

(... is a kind of composition ) (music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner

(... is a kind of composition ) a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata

"the second movement is slow and melodic"

(... is a kind of composition ) a short section of a musical composition

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes

(... is a kind of composition ) a baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition that evokes rural life

(... is a kind of composition ) a short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected

(... is a kind of composition ) an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales

(... is a kind of composition ) musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events

(... is a kind of composition ) an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service; originated in the 13th century

(... is a kind of composition ) an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation

(... is a kind of composition ) a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique

"a study in spiccato bowing"

(... is a kind of composition ) a short musical composition with words

"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

(... is a kind of composition ) (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)

"they played the adagio too quickly"

(... is a kind of composition ) a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

(... is a kind of composition ) a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner

(... is a kind of composition ) a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera

(... is a kind of composition ) a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer

(... is a kind of composition ) a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition in printed or written form

"she turned the pages of the music as he played"

(... is a kind of composition ) a short literary or musical composition

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

(... is a kind of composition ) a light piece of music for piano

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition written for eight performers

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition written for seven performers

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition written for six performers

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition for five performers

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition for four performers

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition for three performers

(... is a kind of composition ) a musical composition for two performers

(composition is a part of ...) the closing section of a musical composition

Definition 8: art and technique of printing with movable type - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for composition in the sense of this definition

(composition is a kind of ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 9: a mixture of ingredients - [noun denoting substance]

(composition is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)

(... is a kind of composition ) any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency

(... is a kind of composition ) a mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae

(... is a kind of composition ) a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer

(... is a kind of composition ) any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

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