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Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːmpəˈzɪʃən; ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən/

Translation of composition in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (makeup) composición (feminine) the composition of the subsoil la composición del subsuelo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 2.1 u and c [Art/Arte] [Literat] [Music/Música] composición (feminine) 2.2 countable/numerable (essay) redacción (feminine), composición (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 countable/numerable (substance) mezcla (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [rubber/sole] sintético
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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