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composition

[ kom-puh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌkɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun

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Origin of composition

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

composition
/ (ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

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