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verb (compos, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make something by merging parts.
The editor composed a historical journal from many individual letters.
Try to your thoughts.
  1. (transitive) To make up the whole; to constitute.
A church is composed of its members.
The members the church.
  1. (transitive, nonstandard) To comprise.
  2. (transitive, or, intransitive) To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
The orator composed his speech over the week prior.
Nine numbered symphonies, including the Fifth, were composed by Beethoven.
It's difficult to without absolute silence.
  1. (reflexive) To calm oneself down.
The defendant couldn't herself and was found in contempt.
  1. To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
    Etymology: From composerFrench, composer.

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