Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun composition

9 senses of composition

Sense 1
composition, composing -- (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")
       => placement, arrangement -- (the spatial property of the way in which something is placed; "the arrangement of the furniture"; "the placement of the chairs")

Sense 2
constitution, composition, physical composition, makeup, make-up -- (the way in which someone or something is composed)
       => property -- (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles")

Sense 3
composition -- (a mixture of ingredients)
       => mixture -- ((chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding))

Sense 4
musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music -- (a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements")
       => music -- (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Sense 5
composing, composition -- (musical creation)
       => creating by mental acts -- (the act of creating something by thinking)

Sense 6
writing, authorship, composition, penning -- (the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship")
       => verbal creation -- (creating something by the use of speech and language)

Sense 7
typography, composition -- (art and technique of printing with movable type)
       => printing, printing process -- (reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication)

Sense 8
composition, paper, report, theme -- (an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition")
       => essay -- (an analytic or interpretive literary composition)

Sense 9
composition -- (something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; "he envied the composition of their faculty")
       => creation -- (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

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