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1    the act of putting together or making up by combining parts or ingredients  
2    something formed in this manner or the resulting state or quality; a mixture  
3    the parts of which something is composed or made up; constitution  
4    a work of music, art, or literature  
5    the harmonious arrangement of the parts of a work of art in relation to each other and to the whole  
6    a piece of writing undertaken as an academic exercise in grammatically acceptable writing; an essay  
7      (Printing)   the act or technique of setting up type  
8      (Linguistics)   the formation of compound words  
9      (Logic)   the fallacy of inferring that the properties of the part are also true of the whole, as every member of the team has won a prize, so the team will win a prize  
a    a settlement by mutual consent, esp. a legal agreement whereby the creditors agree to accept partial payment of a debt in full settlement  
b    the sum so agreed  
11      (Chem)   the nature and proportions of the elements comprising a chemical compound  
     (C14: from Old French, from Latin compositus; see composite, -ion)  
   compositional             adj  
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