orchestration

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noun or·ches·tra·tion \ˌȯr-kə-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of orchestration

  1. 1 :  the arrangement of a musical composition for performance by an orchestra; also :  orchestral treatment of a musical composition

  2. 2 :  harmonious organization <develop a world community through orchestration of cultural diversities — L. K. Frank>

orchestrational

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Examples of orchestration in a sentence

  1. <the trade respresentatives are working towards an orchestration of the two countries' often competing economic interests>

Circa 1859

First Known Use of orchestration

circa 1859



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