And suddenly the compositional weight of the work made perfect sense.
But his compositional bent turned him completely away from mere piano playing.
These are the local, the architectural, the compositional commonplaces.
But organisation touched only the compositional side of his work: it was the resultant element.
The compositional figure on which he builds will alone give us the substance of his character.
This simple, compositional device emphasizes the effect of her pensive expression.
Colour must have a formal and compositional significance, otherwise it would be but shallow decoration.
I found it heavy, I confess, though in the mechanical part of the writing—the compositional savoir faire—there is an advance.
It is not an easy problem to fit the compositional lines of a group into a circular frame.
Even in his sculptured heads, while there is order, there is no form in the compositional sense.
late 14c., "action of combining," also "manner in which a thing is composed," from Old French composicion (13c., Modern French composition) "composition, make-up, literary work, agreement, settlement," from Latin compositionem (nominative compositio) "a putting together, connecting, arranging," noun of action from past participle stem of componere (see composite). Meaning "art of constructing sentences" is from 1550s; that of "literary production" (often also "writing exercise for students") is from c.1600. Printing sense is 1832; meaning "arrangement of parts in a picture" is from 1706.