Composition

# Composition

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Composition may refer to:
• Composition (logical fallacy)
Fallacy of composition
The fallacy of composition arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole...

, in which one assumes that a whole has a property solely because its various parts have that property
• Compounding
Compound (linguistics)
In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme that consists of more than one stem. Compounding or composition is the word formation that creates compound lexemes...

is also known as composition in linguistic literature
• in computer science
• Object composition
Object composition
In computer science, object composition is a way to combine simple objects or data types into more complex ones...

, combining simpler data types into more complex data types, or function calls into calling functions
• Function composition (computer science)
Function composition (computer science)
In computer science, function composition is an act or mechanism to combine simple functions to build more complicated ones...

, an act or mechanism to combine simple functions to build more complicated ones
• Compositing window manager
Compositing window manager
A compositing window manager is a type of window manager. A window manager is software that draws a graphical user interface on a computer display – it positions windows, draws additional elements on windows , and controls how windows interact with each other, and with the rest of the desktop...

a component of a computer's graphical user interface that draws windows and/or their borders
• in mathematics
• Composition (number theory)
Composition (number theory)
In mathematics, a composition of an integer n is a way of writing n as the sum of a sequence of positive integers. Two sequences that differ in the order of their terms define different compositions of their sum, while they are considered to define the same partition of that number. Any integer...

, a way of writing a positive integer as a sum of positive integers
• Function composition
Function composition
In mathematics, function composition is the application of one function to the results of another. For instance, the functions and can be composed by computing the output of g when it has an argument of f instead of x...

, an operation that takes functions and gives a single function as the result
• Relation composition, an operation that takes relations and gives a single relation as the result
• A law of composition, usually called a binary function
Binary function
In mathematics, a binary function, or function of two variables, is a function which takes two inputs.Precisely stated, a function f is binary if there exists sets X, Y, Z such that\,f \colon X \times Y \rightarrow Z...

• in the arts
• Composition (visual arts)
Composition (visual arts)
In the visual arts – in particular painting, graphic design, photography and sculpture – composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art or a photograph, as distinct from the subject of a work...

, the plan, placement or arrangement of the elements of art in a work
• Composition roller, cast from a hide glue and molasses used in brayer
Brayer
A brayer is a hand roller used in printmaking techniques to spread ink in the process of offsetting an image from a plate to paper.-Materials:...

s and inking rollers for letterpress and other relief printing
• Composition (language)
Composition (language)
The term composition , in written language, refers to the collective body of important features established by the author in their creation of literature...

, in literature, oratory, and rhetoric, producing a work of spoken tradition or written literature
• Musical composition
Musical composition
Musical composition can refer to an original piece of music, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating a new piece of music. People who practice composition are called composers.- Musical compositions :...

, an original piece of music and its creation
• Composition studies
Composition studies
Composition Studies is the professional field of writing research and instruction, focusing especially on writing at the college level in the United States...

, the professional field of writing instruction
• Dance composition
Dance composition
The term dance composition is used to describe the practice and teaching of choreography and the navigation or connection of choreographic structures....

, practice and teaching of choreography
• Digital compositing
Digital compositing
Digital compositing is the process of digitally assembling multiple images to make a final image, typically for print, motion pictures or screen display...

, the practice of digitally piecing together a video
• Composition doll
Composition doll
A composition doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of composition, a composite material composed of sawdust, glue, and other materials such as cornstarch, resin and wood flour. Composition dolls were marketed as unbreakable and hailed as an improvement in doll making from the fragile bisque...

, a doll made of a wood based composite material
• in chemistry
• Compositional information, which is different then sequential information. See Gard model
Gard model
The GARD model In the context of abiogenesis, the Lipid-world suggests assemblies of simple molecules, such as lipids, can store and propegate information, thus undergo evolution....

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• Early Germanic law
Early Germanic law
Several Latin law codes of the Germanic peoples written in the Early Middle Ages survive, dating to between the 5th and 9th centuries...

, concerning the use of the term composition, or making a payment instead of receiving a punishment. With reference to the modern period, see Ausgleich
Ausgleich
The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 established the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary. The Compromise re-established the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hungary, separate from and no longer subject to the Austrian Empire...

, also called the Composition of 1867.
• Compose key
Compose key
A compose key, available on some computer keyboards, is a special kind of modifier key designated to signal the software to interpret the following sequence of two keystrokes as a combination in order to produce a character not found directly on the keyboard...

, a key on a computer keyboard