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  ( compositions    plural  )
1       n-uncount   When you talk about the composition of something, you are referring to the way in which its various parts are put together and arranged.  
usu with supp, oft N of n   (=make-up)  
Television has transformed the size and social composition of the audience at great sporting occasions..., Forests vary greatly in composition from one part of the country to another.     
2       n-count   The compositions of a composer, painter, or other artist are the works of art that they have produced.  
Mozart's compositions are undoubtedly amongst the world's greatest.     
3       n-count   A composition is a piece of written work that children write at school.   (=essay)  
4       n-uncount   Composition is the technique or skill involved in creating a work of art.  
He taught the piano, organ and composition...     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    arrangement, configuration, constitution, design, form, formation, layout, make-up, organization, structure  
2    compilation, creation, fashioning, formation, formulation, invention, making, mixture, production  
3    creation, essay, exercise, literary work, opus, piece, study, treatise, work, writing  
4    arrangement, balance, concord, consonance, harmony, placing, proportion, symmetry  

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