From Middle Dutch composicie, from Middle French composition, from Old French composicion, from Latin compositiō, from componere (“to put together”). The modern spelling is borrowed from French composition.
- The composition (general) makeup of something, notably in terms of components such as ingredients; especially a (metallic) alloy
- A musical composition, piece written by a composer
- An artistic composition, arrangement as of figures in a scene, colors on a canvas etc.
- (obsolete) treaty, contract, settlement