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Definition of the adjective compositional

What does compositional mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. arranging or grouping

Alternative definition of the adjective compositional


  1. Of or pertaining to composition.
  2. [linguistics] Being the sum of its parts.

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Google previewDictionary of Modern American Philosophers (2005)

by John R. Shook

Let us call any such theory for a language “a compositional meaning theory” for that language. Davidson was the first philosopher to bring to prominence the importance of the requirement that a theory of meaning of our language exhibit it as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Compositional semantics includes all approaches to the meaning of natural language that subsume, in one formulation or another, the principle of ' compositionality of meaning'. Very generally put, this principle reads: 'The meaning of a ...

Google previewAlfred's Pocket Dictionary of Music

by Sandy Feldstein

Corelli 119 TEACHER(Sl: Buroni, Condiceli, Carponi COMPOSITIONAL MEDIA: orchestra, keyboard, books ITEMS OF INTEREST: professional pianist Coleman, Cy BIRTH: June 14. 1929 — New York. NY TEACHER(Sl: Gruen. Marcus ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Romantic Music (2013)

by John Michael Cooper

authenticity of which could be tested only by means of close study of the work's compositional history and musical sources. The study of the creative process intensified over the course of the 19th century in connection with the cults of genius ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology (2010)

by George Ritzer, J. Michael Ryan

Compositional theory represents one of the first serious statements that countered the popular turn-of-the-century premise that cities were alienating. Compositional theories of urbanism assert that urban–rural differences in social problems ...

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Music

The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals by L. C. Harnsberger

COMPOSITIONAL MEDIA: Orchestra, chamber music, ballet, keyboard, choral, opera, songs, theatrical, film. IMPORTANT ITEMS: The only female member of Les Six. Takemitsu, Toru BORN: October 8, I930— Tokyo DIED: February 20, I996— ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002)

by David Levinson

Compositional effects are consequences of the individual-level correlates of crime. If persons with different demographic characteristics are at higher or lower risk of criminal involvement, then some of the variation in levels of crime across ...

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Improvisation is a compositional method. (Evan Parker)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3P3O1S1I1T1I1O1N1A1L1

The value of this 13-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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