composition

noun
1 parts that form sth
ADJECTIVE
overall

The overall composition of the Senate was Democrats 57 and Republicans 43.

internal

the character of the state and its internal composition

exact, precise
changing

the changing composition of the workforce

age, class, demographic, ethnic, family, gender, household, population, racial, social

the ethnic composition of the region

species
chemical, mineralogical
VERB + COMPOSITION
determine

elections to determine the composition of the assembly

analyse/analyze, measure, study
alter, change

Irradiation changes the chemical composition of a spice.

COMPOSITION + VERB
change, differ

Has household composition changed in the last decade?

PHRASES
a change in the composition of sth
2 piece of music
ADJECTIVE
classical, instrumental, musical
original

an original composition by a popular young composer

VERB + COMPOSITION
write
perform, play
PREPOSITION
composition by

a composition by John Cage

composition for

a composition for violin and piano

3 art of writing music
VERB + COMPOSITION
study
teach
PHRASES
a method of composition
4 piece of writing
ADJECTIVE
literary, original, poetic, prose
VERB + COMPOSITION
do, write

In the exam you will have to do a composition.

PREPOSITION
composition on

a composition on the effects of crime

5 work of art
ADJECTIVE
abstract, figure, formal, pictorial
original
perfect
VERB + COMPOSITION
create
PREPOSITION
composition by

a composition by the sculptor, Bernt Notke


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