plural of composition
as in works
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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as in articles
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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as in layouts
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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as in essays
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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“Compositions.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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