What is composition?

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

Some articles on composition, compositions:

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 Composition and Rhetoric Intellectual elements ...
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Composing
... Among Salonen's compositions are...auf den ersten blick und ohne zu wissen.. ... Salonen has stated that his time in California has helped him to be more "free" in his compositions ... In order to devote more time to composition, Salonen took a year's sabbatical from conducting in 2000, during which time he wrote a work for solo horn (Concert Étude, the ...
William Bolcom - Life and Career
... the University of Washington to study composition privately with George Frederick McKay and John Verrall and piano with Madame Berthe Poncy Jacobson ... and with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire, where he received the 2ème Prix de Composition ... In 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 ...
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 R R R R R R ...
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 ...

More definitions of "composition":

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

    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)

    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)

    It is my PRIDE, my damn’d, native, unconquerable Pride, that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19-20th of my Composition is Pride. I must either live a Slave, a Servant; to have no Will of my own, no Sentiments of my own which I may freely declare as such;Mor DIE—perplexing alternative!
    Thomas Chatterton (1752–1770)