- the setting up of type for printing.
- Also called pagination. the makeup of pages for printing.
Origin of composition
OTHER WORDS FROM compositioncom·po·si·tion·al, adjectivecom·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverbcom·pos·i·tive [kuhm-poz-i-tiv], /kəmˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/, adjectivecom·pos·i·tive·ly, adverb
How to use composition in a sentence
One is designed to represent the average composition across Mars, similar to the synthetic material created by Cannon’s team.Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem|Maria Temming|November 18, 2020|Science News
It’s just looking for patterns by itself and what it thinks are the repeating features of language composition.
This reflects the spread of the virus, the stringency of public health measures taken to contain it, the sectoral composition of national economies, and the strength of national policy responses.COVID-19 resurgence sets back Europe’s economic recovery hopes|David Meyer|November 5, 2020|Fortune
However, while we hope we know on Tuesday night which party will control the next Senate, we almost certainly won’t know its exact composition thanks to potential runoffs in Georgia and slow vote counts in states like Alaska.Final Forecast: Democrats Have A 3-In-4 Chance Of Flipping The Senate|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In a close race, Whitmer and the Democrats could be at odds with the Republican-controlled Michigan Supreme Court, which has two seats up for election that could flip the court’s composition.Political Tremors: How to Survive Election Day Drama|Nick Fouriezos|November 1, 2020|Ozy
And suddenly the compositional weight of the work made perfect sense.Robert Hughes: A Fierce Critic and Powerful Voice Now Silenced|Simon Schama|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It is not an easy problem to fit the compositional lines of a group into a circular frame.Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century|Estelle M. Hurll
This simple, compositional device emphasizes the effect of her pensive expression.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
But his compositional bent turned him completely away from mere piano playing.Edward MacDowell|Lawrence Gilman
These are the local, the architectural, the compositional commonplaces.Italian Hours|Henry James
Reynolds's compositional schemes are of an academic elegance reminiscent of Raphael.Sir Joshua Reynolds|Estelle M. Hurll
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