- the setting up of type for printing.
- Also called pagination.the makeup of pages for printing.
Origin of composition
Related Words for compositionstyle, balance, layout, beauty, content, formation, architecture, rhythm, design, distribution, configuration, harmony, setup, poetry, writing, drama, theme, symphony, music, arrangement
Examples from the Web for composition
Contemporary Examples of composition
John Luther Adams lives up to the title of his composition, capturing an oceanic torrent of sound in an awe-inspiring performance.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
He described in painful detail the composition of the bars and the heavy shackles on the pad locks.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
He approaches the composition of a painting rather as a theatrical director might set the scene of a play.The Stacks: Edward Hopper’s X-Ray Vision
October 25, 2014
However, its composition and interior are very different than the Moon.A Cloud Forms Over Saturn’s Mysterious Moon
Matthew R. Francis
August 17, 2014
Tupac himself ventured a rather eloquent answer in his composition, “Me Against the World.”Broadway Was Made for Tupac
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Marcyliena Morgan
July 7, 2014
Historical Examples of composition
Handel, in one species of composition, wrote down to the singers of his time.
My hunger I could never satisfy with any amount of composition or extemporization of my own.Weighed and Wanting
It is an inordinate paragraph, outraging all known rules of composition!De Libris: Prose and Verse
(a) How does the composition of poultry compare with that of meat?
The composition of poultry is very similar to that of meats.
- 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
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.