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Noun composition has 9 senses
  1. composition - a mixture of ingredients
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars: paste; beebread, ambrosia; compost; soup
  2. constitution, composition, makeup - the way in which someone or something is composed
    --2 is a kind of property
    --2 has particulars:
     structure; phenotype; genotype, genetic constitution; karyotype
  3. composition, composing - the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; "harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"
    --3 is a kind of placement, arrangement
  4. musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
    --4 is a kind of music
    --4 has parts: finale, coda
    --4 has particulars:
     morceau; sheet music; musical arrangement, arrangement; realization, realisation; intermezzo; solo; duet, duette, duo; trio; quartet, quartette; quintet, quintette; sextet, sextette, sestet; septet, septette; octet, octette; bagatelle; divertimento, serenade; canon; etude; pastorale, pastoral, idyll; toccata; fantasia; passage, musical passage; allegro; movement; largo; larghetto; suite; symphonic poem, tone poem; medley, potpourri, pastiche; nocturne; adagio; song; study; capriccio; motet; program music, programme music
    Derived form: verb compose2
  5. composing, composition - musical creation
    --5 is a kind of creating by mental acts
    --5 has particulars:
     arrangement, arranging, transcription; realization, realisation; recapitualtion
    Derived form: verb compose2
  6. writing, authorship, composition, penning - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
    --6 is a kind of verbal creation
    --6 has particulars:
     drafting; dramatization, dramatisation; fabrication, fictionalization, fictionalisation; metrification; novelization, novelisation; redaction; lexicography; versification
    Derived form: verb compose3
  7. typography, composition - art and technique of printing with movable type
    --7 is a kind of printing, printing process
  8. composition, paper, report, theme - an essay (especially one written as an assignment); "he got an A on his composition"
    --8 is a kind of essay; written assignment, writing assignment
    --8 has particulars: term paper; incidental music
  9. composition - something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole; "he envied the composition of their faculty"
    --9 is a kind of
    --9 has particulars: paste-up
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