|Origin:||Latin compositio, from compositus; COMPOSITE1|
the way in which something is made up of different parts, things, or members [↪ compose]
parts/members[uncountable and countable]
The composition of the group that is studied depends on the interests of the researcher.
Some minerals have complex chemical compositions.
a piece of music, a poem, or a piece of writing [↪ compose, composer]:
a composition by jazzman Dave Brubeck, called 'Chromatic Fantasy'
a mixture of traditional songs and original compositions
the art or process of writing pieces of music, poems etc:
The Journals contain accounts of literary composition.
the way in which the different parts that make up a photograph or picture are arranged:
picture[uncountable and countable]TCPAV
Martin starts by lightly sketching in the compositions for his paintings.
a short piece of writing about a particular subject, that is done at school [= essay]:
writing at school[countable]
I had to write a composition about the Royal visit.
the process of arranging words, pictures etc on a page before they are printed