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composition

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1 a literary, musical, or artistic production
  • the compositions of Michelangelo include the dome of St. Peter's, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and his monumental statue of David

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2 a short piece of writing done as a school exercise
  • a teacher who is fond of having her class write compositions

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3 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged
  • student photographers learn the importance of composition in creating striking images

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4 a short piece of writing typically expressing a point of view
  • submitted a composition to the local newspaper for its special section marking Martin Luther King Day

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The first known use of composition was in the 14th century

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“Composition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/composition. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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