- the setting up of type for printing.
- Also called pagination. the makeup of pages for printing.
Origin of composition
Examples from the Web for composition
John Luther Adams lives up to the title of his composition, capturing an oceanic torrent of sound in an awe-inspiring performance.
He described in painful detail the composition of the bars and the heavy shackles on the pad locks.
He approaches the composition of a painting rather as a theatrical director might set the scene of a play.
However, its composition and interior are very different than the Moon.
Tupac himself ventured a rather eloquent answer in his composition, “Me Against the World.”
The metals of which Japanese bronzes were made consisted of curious alloys, the composition of which was long kept a secret.Chats on Old Copper and Brass|Fred. W. Burgess
Perhaps the composition of his love would hardly bear looking into, but it was recklessly frank and not quite mercenary.A Laodicean|Thomas Hardy
He wrote with elegance, and described everything with great neatness and skill in composition.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus|Ammianus Marcellinus
It is frequently sold in the shops as palm oil, and of late has entered largely into the composition of toilet soaps.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
A teacher directs a pupil to make an outline before he writes a composition or delivers a speech.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
British Dictionary definitions for composition
- a settlement by mutual consent, esp a legal agreement whereby the creditors agree to accept partial payment of a debt in full settlement
- the sum so agreed
Word Origin for composition
Word Origin and History for composition
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.