- 1 [mass noun] The nature of something’s ingredients or constituents; the way in which a whole or mixture is made up: the social composition of villagesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Though the clothes themselves are ordinary garments, they are by the nature of their composition all individual.
- In tumors with heterogeneous cellularity, fields were selected to reflect the whole tumor composition.
- But the exact composition of this mixture varies from person to person, depending on body chemistry and diet.
- 1.1The action of putting things together; formation or construction: the composition of a new government was announced in NovemberMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The importance of understanding the factors that play a part in EI formation and composition is critical to EI research.
- Special attention should be paid to the problem of composition of the formations engaged in blockades.
- 1.2 [count noun] A thing composed of various elements: a theory is a composition of interrelated factsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Scientists analyze the minerals and compositions of certain distinctive elements of the dust to identify its origin.
- For calibration, a series of glass standards was chosen that corresponded closely to the major element compositions of the melt inclusions and matrix glasses.
- He explained the true nature of man: a composition of elements which arise and then fall away immediately and which are devoid of an abiding substance, of a self.
- 1.3 • archaic Mental constitution; character: persons who have a touch of madness in their compositionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- However, treatment may work differently in children, according to the severity of the trauma, a child's mental composition, and the availability of support.
- 1.4 [often as modifier] A compound artificial substance or material: composition tilesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Solid vinyl tile is a non-backed product that contains higher levels of vinyl resins, plasticizers and stabilizers than composition tile.
- In high-traffic areas, Kastner says he uses modular carpet for high-wear areas and vinyl composition tile for corridors with less traffic.
- So it was soon banned as was hard composition rubber.
- 1.5 Mathematics The successive application of functions to a variable, the value of the first function being the argument of the second, and so on: composition of functions, when defined, is associativeMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He continued to study functional analysis applications to integral equations producing a large number of papers on composition and permutable functions.
- Let's assume that we have some function which we can choose to write as a composition.
- 1.6 Physics The process of finding the resultant of a number of forces: the composition of forcesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Are the laws of acceleration and composition of forces nothing but arbitrary conventions?
- An important consideration about the composition of forces is that the contribution of the several forces acting cannot be determined from information about the resultant motion.
- 2A creative work, especially a poem or piece of music: Chopin’s most romantic compositionsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There are also educational pieces, numerous compositions of chamber music and two concertos.
- One rarely associates the term ‘programmatic music’ with the compositions of Johannes Brahms.
- His compositions comprise mainly chamber music, including string quartets and accompanied keyboard sonatas.
- 2.1 [mass noun] The action or art of producing a creative work such as a poem or piece of music: the technical aspects of compositionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Musicians will gain a broad range of skills including technology, performance, composition and music business.
- I'm deeply concerned with harmony, and yet it is the aspect of composition that is the most predetermined methodically.
- Experience the process of composition of the art.
- 2.2An essay, especially one written by a school or college student: we had a class composition, ‘My Best Friend’Más ejemplos en oraciones
- But CStar is not limited to writing compositions for class.
- The flag was saluted, cheers given for the King and senior classes were given the task of writing a composition on the greatness of the British Empire.
- Written compositions will show a familiarity with informal, spoken English.
- 2.3The artistic arrangement of the parts of a picture: none of the other photographs shared this particular compositionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- It is what one might expect of an artist experimenting with the composition of a companion picture.
- Rubens sometimes used monochrome techniques in sketching compositions for engravers.
- Some of the artists worked out their compositions with small sketches, at other times they would work with a spontaneous intuitive flow, reacting and responding to their evolving composition.
- 4A legal agreement to pay a sum in lieu of a larger debt or other obligation: he had been released by deed on making a composition with the creditorsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- His losses were as large as those of his friends, but in a secret composition in 1892 he paid just sixpence in the pound, only to recover so quickly that he was known to be very rich indeed by 1900.
- Private compositions required the debtor to turn over all their assets, usually less a few exempted items such as bedding, for distribution among creditors.
- 4.1A sum paid in lieu of a larger debt: Royalists redeemed their sequestrated estates by paying compositionsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- An acceptance by the holder of the acceptor's offer to pay a composition is not a renunciation of the holder's rights.
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- If I'm happy with that as a compositional playback performance device, then tweaking knobs on a computer is the same.
- I went to him in the early 1990s to learn about fundamental compositional issues of harmony, form, proportion and time.
- These mixed-media works make use of the compositional strategies of graffiti.
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- Armed with musical chops to spare, the band is compositionally ambitious, fashioning linear ditties out of a string of related ideas, rather than cleaving to the verse-chorus-verse-chorus mold.
- But what Newman's managed to do as a songwriter is essentially divorce himself from this need, and thereby free himself up a lot more compositionally.
- He's actually a lot better looking than the trailers would suggest, but there's still the sense that he's often on a different plane, compositionally speaking, than other stuff in the frame.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin compositio(n-), from componere 'put together'.