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English definition of “composition”

composition

noun uk   /ˌkɒm.pəˈzɪʃ.ən/ us    /ˌkɑːm-/

composition noun (MUSIC/ART)

B2 [C] a piece of music that someone has written: This concerto is one of her earlier/later compositions.Musical pieces C2 [U] the process or skill of writing music: At music school I studied piano and composition.Writing, reading and studying music C2 [C] the way that people or things are arranged in a painting or photograph: a group compositionArt and culturePainting, drawing and printing

composition noun (PIECE OF WRITING)

B1 [C or U] old-fashioned a short piece of writing about a particular subject, done by a student: a 200-word compositionPapers and compositions

composition noun (FORMED FROM)

C2 [U] the parts, substances, etc. that something is made of: the composition of the atmosphereComprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
(Definition of composition from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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