- the setting up of type for printing.
- Also called pagination.the makeup of pages for printing.
Origin of composition
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Contemporary Examples of compositional
And suddenly the compositional weight of the work made perfect sense.Robert Hughes: A Fierce Critic and Powerful Voice Now Silenced
August 10, 2012
Historical Examples of compositional
These are the local, the architectural, the compositional commonplaces.Italian Hours
I found it heavy, I confess, though in the mechanical part of the writing—the compositional savoir faire—there is an advance.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
Frederic G. Kenyon
The compositional figure on which he builds will alone give us the substance of his character.
But organisation touched only the compositional side of his work: it was the resultant element.
Even in his sculptured heads, while there is order, there is no form in the compositional sense.
- 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.