noun consistency; accord; congruity.
2. composition ·noun synthesis as opposed to analysis.
3. composition ·noun the setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
4. composition ·noun the act of writing for practice in a language, as english, latin, german, ·etc.
5. composition ·noun the state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
6. composition ·noun a mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
7. composition ·noun the act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
8. composition ·noun mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
9. composition ·noun the invention or combination of the parts of any literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music.
10. composition ·noun the art or practice of so combining the different parts of a work of art as to produce a harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as such. ·see 4, below.
11. composition ·noun a literary, musical, or artistic production, especially one showing study and care in arrangement;
often used of an elementary essay or translation done as an educational exercise.
12. composition ·noun the adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation agreed upon in the adjustment.