What is composition?

  • (noun): Something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole.
    Example: "He envied the composition of their faculty"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on composition, compositions:

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 ...
Alexander Bain - Bibliography
... On Teaching English With Detailed Examples and an Enquiry Into the Definition of Poetry English Composition and Rhetoric Emotional qualities of style English ...
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Composing
... Among Salonen's compositions are...auf den ersten blick und ohne zu wissen.. ... has helped him to be more "free" in his compositions ... a pleasure principle" is how he described the composition of his breakthrough piece, "LA Variations," which the Philharmonic premiered in 1997 ...
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 ...
William Bolcom - Life and Career
... he entered the University of Washington to study composition privately with George Frederick McKay and John Verrall and piano with Madame Berthe Poncy Jacobson ... Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire, where he received the 2รจme Prix de Composition ... 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): A mixture of ingredients.
  • (noun): The way in which someone or something is composed.
    Synonyms: constitution, makeup
  • (noun): Musical creation.
    Synonyms: composing
  • (noun): An essay (especially one written as an assignment).
    Example: "He got an A on his composition"
    Synonyms: paper, report, theme
  • (noun): Art and technique of printing with movable type.
    Synonyms: typography
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word composition:

    Modern Western thought will pass into history and be incorporated in it, will have its influence and its place, just as our body will pass into the composition of grass, of sheep, of cutlets, and of men. We do not like that kind of immortality, but what is to be done about it?
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)

    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)

    Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890)