HyperDic: composition

English > 9 senses of the word composition:
NOUNattributecomposition, composingthe spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
attributecomposition, constitution, physical composition, makeup, make-upthe way in which someone or something is composed
substancecompositiona mixture of ingredients
communicationcomposition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of musica musical work that has been created
actcomposition, composingmusical creation / creation
actcomposition, writing, authorship, penningthe act of creating written works
communicationcomposition, typographyart and technique of printing with movable type
communicationcomposition, paper, report, themean essay (especially one written as an assignment)
artifactcompositionsomething that is created by arranging several things to form a unified / unified whole / whole
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English > composition: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole.
Example"harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"
Broaderplacement, arrangementThe spatial property of the way in which something is placed
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe way in which someone or something is composed.
Synonymsconstitution, physical composition, makeup, make-up
Narrowergenotype, genetic constitutionThe particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
karyotypeThe 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)
phenotypeWhat an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment
structureThe manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
texture, grainThe physical composition of something (especially with respect to the size and shape of the small constituents of a substance)
BroaderpropertyA basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
Spanishcomposición, constitución
Catalancomposició, constitució
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningA mixture of ingredients.
Narrowerbeebread, ambrosiaA mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
compostA mixture of decaying vegetation and manure
pasteAny mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
soupAny composition having a consistency suggestive of soup
Broadermixture(chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA musical work that has been created.
Example"the composition is written in four movements"
Synonymsmusical composition, opus, piece, piece of music
Partsfinale, codaThe closing section of a musical composition
Narroweradagio(music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
allegrettoA musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
allegroA musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
andanteA musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
bagatelleA light piece of music for piano
canonA contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
capriccioAn instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
divertimento, serenadeA musical composition in several movements
duet, duette, duoA musical composition for two performers
etudeA short composition for a solo instrument
fantasiaA musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
incidental musicmusic composed to accompany the action of a drama / drama or to fill intervals between scenes
intermezzoA short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama / drama or opera
introitA composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
larghetto(music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
largo(music) a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
medley, potpourri, pasticheA musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
morceauA short / short literary or musical composition
motetAn unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics
movementA major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
musical arrangement, arrangementA piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
nocturne, notturnoA pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
octet, octetteA musical composition written for eight performers
passage, musical passageA short section of a musical composition
pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idylA musical composition that evokes rural life
program music, programme musicmusical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
quartet, quartetteA musical composition for four performers
quintet, quintetteA musical composition for five performers
realization, realisationA musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
septet, septetteA musical composition written for seven performers
sextet, sextette, sestetA musical composition written for six performers
sheet musicA musical composition in printed or written form
soloA musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)
song, vocalA short musical composition with words
studyA composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique
suiteA musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
symphonic poem, tone poemAn orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
toccataA baroque musical composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with full chords and rapid elaborate runs in a rhythmically free style
trioA musical composition for three performers
BroadermusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Spanishcomposición, obra, opus, pieza musical, pieza
Catalancomposició, obra, opus, peça musical, peça
Verbscomposewrite music
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningmusical creation / creation.
Narrowerarrangement, arranging, transcriptionThe act of arranging and adapting a piece of music
realization, realisationThe completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer
recapitulation(music) the repetition of themes introduced earlier (especially when one is composing the final part of a movement)
Broadercreating by mental actsThe act of creating something by thinking
Verbscomposewrite music
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of creating written works.
Synonymswriting, authorship, penning
Category ofannotate, footnoteadd explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments
authorBe the author of
co-authorBe a co-author on (a book, a paper / paper / paper)
dash off, scratch off, knock off, toss off, fling offWrite quickly
draft, outlinedraw up an outline or sketch for something
dramatize, dramatise, adoptput into dramatic form
ghost, ghostwriteWrite for someone else
paragraphWrite paragraphs
profilewrite about
reference, citerefer to
rewriterewrite so as to make fit to suit a new or different purpose
scriptWrite a script for
write, compose, pen, inditeproduce a literary work
write copyWrite for commercial publications
write on, write of, write aboutWrite about a particular topic
write out, write upput into writing
NarroweradoxographyFine writing in praise of trivial or base subjects
draftingWriting a first version to be filled out and polished later
dramatization, dramatisationconversion into dramatic form
fabrication, fictionalization, fictionalisationwriting in a fictional form
historiographyThe writing of history
lexicographyThe act of writing dictionaries
metrificationWriting a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)
novelization, novelisationconverting something into the form of a novel
redactionThe act of putting something in writing
versificationThe art or practice of writing verse
Broaderverbal creationcreating something by the use of speech and language
Spanishcomposición, escritura
Catalancomposició, escriptura
Verbscomposeproduce a literary work
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 7, communication
Meaningart and technique of printing with movable type.
Broaderprinting, printing processreproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningAn essay (especially one written as an assignment).
Example"he got an A on his composition"
Synonymspaper, report, theme
Narrowerterm paperA composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term
BroaderessayAn analytic or interpretive literary composition
Spanishcomposición, informe, redacción, tema, trabajo
Catalancomposició, informe, redacció, tema
English > composition: 9 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningSomething that is created by arranging several things to form a unified / unified whole / whole.
Example"he envied the composition of their faculty"
Narrowerpaste-upA composition of flat objects pasted on a board or other backing
BroadercreationAn artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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