(comparative more compositional, superlative most compositional)
- Of or pertaining to composition.
- The compositional aspects of this work are less than ideal.
- (linguistics) Being the sum of its parts.
- The phrase "sum of its parts" is entirely compositional.
From composition + -al.
Variant of composition
- the act of composing, or putting together a whole by combining parts; specif.,
- the putting together of words, esp. in a correct and effective way; art of writing
- the creation of musical works
- the makeup of a thing or person; aggregate of ingredients or qualities and manner of their combination; constitution
- that which is composed; specif.,
- a mixture of several parts or ingredients
- a musical work: Mozart's compositions for string quartet
- an exercise in writing done as schoolwork
- an arrangement of the parts of a work of art so as to form a unified, harmonious whole
- an agreement, or settlement, often by compromise, as by the creditors of a potential bankrupt
- the state or quality of being composite
- Linguis. the device or process of forming compounds from two or more base morphemes
- Printing the work or skill of setting matter for printing
Origin of compositionMiddle English composicioun ; from Classical Latin compositio, a putting together ; from compositus: see composite