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composition

noun  us   /ˌkɑm·pəˈzɪʃ·ən/

composition noun (WRITING)

art, literature, music [C/U] something that a person has created or written, esp. a text, a work of art, or a piece of music, or the act of creating or writing something: [C] a composition for piano and flute [C] In school we had to write a composition (= short piece of writing) on our favorite TV programs.

composition noun (MIXTURE)

[U] the mixture of things or people that are combined to form something: the composition of the atmosphere The composition of the city’s population has changed dramatically in the past 20 years.
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