What is composition?

  • (noun): The act of creating written works.
    Synonyms: writing, authorship, penning
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on composition:

United States Senate Elections, 1972 - Senate Composition Before and After Elections
... Senate composition before the elections I D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R ...
William Bolcom - Life and Career
... At the age of 11, he entered the University of Washington to study composition privately with George Frederick McKay and John Verrall and piano with Madame ... with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire, where he received the 2ème Prix de Composition ... the fall of 1994, he was named the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Composition at the University of Michigan, a position which he still holds ...

More definitions of "composition":

  • (noun): The 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"
    Synonyms: composing
  • (noun): A mixture of ingredients.
  • (noun): The way in which someone or something is composed.
    Synonyms: constitution, makeup
  • (noun): An essay (especially one written as an assignment).
    Example: "He got an A on his composition"
    Synonyms: paper, report, theme
  • (noun): Something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole.
    Example: "He envied the composition of their faculty"
  • (noun): Art and technique of printing with movable type.
    Synonyms: typography
  • (noun): Musical creation.
    Synonyms: composing

Famous quotes containing the word composition:

    Every thing in his composition was little; and he had all the weaknesses of a little mind, without any of the virtues, or even the vices, of a great one.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    There was not a grain of poetry in the whole composition of Lord Fawn, and poetry was what her very soul craved;Mpoetry, together with houses, champagne, jewels, and admiration.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    Give a scientist a problem and he will probably provide a solution; historians and sociologists, by contrast, can offer only opinions. Ask a dozen chemists the composition of an organic compound such as methane, and within a short time all twelve will have come up with the same solution of CH4. Ask, however, a dozen economists or sociologists to provide policies to reduce unemployment or the level of crime and twelve widely differing opinions are likely to be offered.
    Derek Gjertsen, British scientist, author. Science and Philosophy: Past and Present, ch. 3, Penguin (1989)