- the setting up of type for printing.
- Also called pagination. the makeup of pages for printing.
Origin of composition
Related formscom·po·si·tion·al, adjectivecom·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverbcom·pos·i·tive [kuh m-poz-i-tiv] /kəmˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/, adjectivecom·pos·i·tive·ly, adverb
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