composition

[ kom-puh-zish-uh n ]
/ ˌkɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. composite photograph,
  2. composite print,
  3. composite school,
  4. composite shot,
  5. composite volcano,
  6. composition of forces,
  7. composition series,
  8. compositional,
  9. compositive,
  10. compositor

Origin of composition

1350–1400; Middle English composicioun < Anglo-French < Latin compositiōn- (stem of compositiō), equivalent to composit(us) (see composite) + -iōn- -ion

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

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British Dictionary definitions for compositional

composition

/ (ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Formscompositional, adjective

Word Origin for composition

C14: from Old French, from Latin compositus; see composite, -ion

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