the changing composition of the country's population
the composition of a chemical compound
The teacher reminded us to hand in our compositions at the end of class.
Recent Examples on the WebAnother note: Always check the composition when shopping online.—Kristina Rutkowski, wsj.com, 13 Sep. 2023 The Emerson String Quartet gave this new composition an elegant and committed performance.—Jeremy Yudkin, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2023 The violence of the piece is jarring at first, but as the short composition plays out, its musical pulse rises to the fore.—Kriston Capps, Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2023 Otherwise, utilize the fabric composition as the deciding factor.—Patricia Shannon, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Sep. 2023 But it’s also increasingly looked to today’s music, especially compositions in the still-vital Orthodox sacred music tradition.—Brett Campbell | , oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 Wright also dipped his toe into film soundtrack composition for the movies Endangered Species (1982) and Fire and Ice (1986).—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 5 Sep. 2023 Kurzweil’s father was prolific, leaving behind correspondence, essays, and musical compositions.—David Kushner, Rolling Stone, 4 Sep. 2023 The designer points to its composition, a green material, made of cork and linseed oil, as another perk.—Katy Spratte Joyce, ELLE Decor, 31 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English composicioun, from Anglo-French composicion, from Latin composition-, compositio, from componere — see compose