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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress adj. - Made up of individual elements.

Usage examples (40)
  • If perception is seen as composed of isolated sense data...
  • The performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage
  • Adjective : His composed face reassured the nervous passengers
  • Verb (used with object) : He composed his speech from many research notes. ,a rich sauce composed of many ingredients. ,Style composes the... for more
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  • "Composed" is the past tense of compose, "composite" is something made up of separate elements or pieces, "compost" is a mixture of vegetable materials decomposing to make fertilizer, while a "compote" is a dessert composed of several cooked fruits.
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