Composition may refer to:

  • Composition (logical fallacy), in which one assumes that a whole has a property solely because its various parts have that property
  • Compounding is also known as composition in linguistic literature
  • in law
    • Composition, an agreement or compromise by which a creditor or group of creditors accepts partial payment from a debtor
  • in computer science
    • Object composition, combining simpler data types into more complex data types, or function calls into calling functions
    • Function composition (computer science), an act or mechanism to combine simple functions to build more complicated ones
    • Compositing window manager a component of a computer's graphical user interface that draws windows and/or their borders
  • in mathematics
    • Composition (number theory), a way of writing a positive integer as a sum of positive integers
    • Function composition, an operation that takes functions and gives a single function as the result
    • Relation composition, an operation that takes relations and gives a single relation as the result
    • A law of composition, usually called a binary function
  • in the arts
    • Composition (visual arts), the plan, placement or arrangement of the elements of art in a work
    • Composition roller, cast from a hide glue and molasses used in brayers and inking rollers for letterpress and other relief printing
    • Composition (language), in literature, oratory, and rhetoric, producing a work of spoken tradition or written literature
    • Musical composition, an original piece of music and its creation
    • Composition studies, the professional field of writing instruction
    • Dance composition, practice and teaching of choreography
    • Digital compositing, the practice of digitally piecing together a video
    • Composition doll, a doll made of a wood based composite material
  • in chemistry
    • Compositional information, which is different than sequential information. See Gard model.
  • in nutrition science
    • Food composition

Other articles related to "compositions, composition":

Esa-Pekka Salonen - Composing
... Among Salonen's compositions are...auf den ersten blick und ohne zu wissen.. ... in California has helped him to be more "free" in his compositions ... principle to a pleasure principle" is how he described the composition of his breakthrough piece, "LA Variations," which the Philharmonic premiered in 1997 ...
Alexander Bain - Bibliography
... Examples and an Enquiry Into the Definition of Poetry English Composition and Rhetoric Emotional qualities of style English Composition and Rhetoric Intellectual elements of style English grammar as bearing upon ...
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 Berthe ... and with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire, where he received the 2ème Prix de Composition ... Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Composition at the University of Michigan, a position which he still holds ...
United States Senate Elections, 2008 - Results Summary - Change in Composition
... Senate composition before the elections R1 R11 R21 R31 R41 D48 D38 D28 D18 D8 R2 R12 R22 R32 R42 D47 D37 D27 D17 D7 R3 R13 R23 R33 R43 D46 D36 D26 D16 D6 R4 R14 R24 R34 R44 D45 D35 D25 D15 D5 R5 R15 R25 R35 R45 D44 ...
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 R R R R ...

Famous quotes containing the word composition:

    There is singularly nothing that makes a difference a difference in beginning and in the middle and in ending except that each generation has something different at which they are all looking. By this I mean so simply that anybody knows it that composition is the difference which makes each and all of them then different from other generations and this is what makes everything different otherwise they are all alike and everybody knows it because everybody says it.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    Since body and soul are radically different from one another and belong to different worlds, the destruction of the body cannot mean the destruction of the soul, any more than a musical composition can be destroyed when the instrument is destroyed.
    —Oscar Cullman. Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? The Witness of the New Testament, ch. 1, Epworth Press (1958)