composition-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: a mixture of ingredients

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+entity][+structure][+mixture][+ingredient]

The driveway was a composition of sand and gravel.
The composition of this glaze provides a lot of open time for working it over the paint.
The cake batter should be a fairly thin composition after you add the milk and fruit juice.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 2: the nature, makeup or constitution of something

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+quality][+nature][+makeup][+of_somethng]

The social composition of village life is rather different than that of the cities.
The composition of the man's frame was sturdy and well-muscled, typical of the men of that region.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a spatial arrangement of components

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+relation][+spatial][+arrangement][+of_components]
NOTE: refers to the static arrangement, not the act of creating it (Sense 7)

The room's composition was spoiled by an overly-large chair stuck in one corner.
His abstract oils exhibit harmonious composition of color and texture across the canvas.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: an artistic or creative work, e.g.,writing, music, painting

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+entity][+creation][+opus][+artistic]
NOTE: refers to the thing itself, not the act of creating it (Sense 5)

The composer has written a new composition for flute and piano.
These are early still life compositions by the artist that were drawn in charcoal.
The students had to write a 5-page composition for the final exam.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 8

Sense Number 5: the act of creating an artistic work

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+event][+creation][+artistic]

We watched the composition of sand paintings by local artists at the annual town fair.
His composition of that symphony only took five weeks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 6

Sense Number 6: the craft of typography, typesetting

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+activity][+endeavor][+craft][+typesetting]

John learned composition from an old newspaper typesetter.
Traditional composition for a daily newspaper was a time-consuming process.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: the act of arranging components into a unified whole

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+event][+arrangement][+of_components][+into_whole]

His composition of a theory from these scanty facts seems quite premature.
The composition of an interim government occurred quickly after the coup was thwarted.
Mary's composition of the wild flowers into a bridal bouquet was astonishingly fast.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 8: a legal settlement of money that replaces a previous debt

Commentary: COMPOSITION[+event][+settlement][+legal][+of_deb][+previous] [+quantity][+amount][+money][+settlement][+for_debt]

The plaintiff agreed to the company's composition of $35,000.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 9: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)