[kuh m-pohz] /kəmˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), composed, composing.
to make or form by combining things, parts, or elements:
He composed his speech from many research notes.
to be or constitute a part or element of:
a rich sauce composed of many ingredients.
to make up or form the basis of:
Style composes the essence of good writing.
to put or dispose in proper form or order:
to compose laws into a coherent system.
Art. to organize the parts or elements of (a picture or the like).
to create (a musical, literary, or choreographic work).
to end or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.):
The union and management composed their differences.
to bring (oneself, one’s mind, etc.) to a condition of calmness, repose, etc.; calm; quiet.
verb (used without object), composed, composing.
to engage in , especially musical .
to enter into ; fall into an arrangement:
a scene that composes well.
verb (mainly transitive)
to put together or make up by combining; put in proper order
to be the component elements of
to produce or create (a musical or literary work)
(intransitive) to write music
to calm (someone, esp oneself); make quiet
to adjust or settle (a quarrel, etc)
to order the elements of (a painting, sculpture, etc); design
(printing) to set up (type)
c.1400, compousen, from Old French composer “put together, arrange, write” a work (12c.), from com- “with” (see com-) + poser “to place,” from Late Latin pausare “to cease, lay down,” ultimately from Latin ponere “to put, place” (see position (n.)). Meaning influenced in Old French by componere (see composite). Musical sense is from 1590s. Related: Composed; composing.
[kuh m-pohzd] /kəmˈpoʊzd/ adjective 1. calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers. [kuh m-pohz] /kəmˈpoʊz/ verb (used with object), composed, composing. 1. to make or form by combining things, parts, or elements: He composed his speech from many research notes. 2. to be or constitute a part or element of: a rich […]
- Complement-fixation test
[kom-pluh-muh nt-fik-sey-shuh n] /ˈkɒm plə mənt fɪkˈseɪ ʃən/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a test for diagnosing an infectious disease by detecting the presence of antibody in the blood, based on the fixing of a known quantity of complement to the antigen being tested and the specific antibody that combines with it. Abbreviation: CFT. complement-fixation test n. […]
noun, Immunology. 1. the binding of complement to immune complexes or to certain foreign surfaces, as those of invading microorganisms. complement fixation n. The binding of active complement to a specific antigen-antibody pair used in diagnostic tests, such as the Wasserman test, to detect the presence of a specific antigen or antibody.
[noun kom-pluh-muh nt; verb kom-pluh-ment] /noun ˈkɒm plə mənt; verb ˈkɒm pləˌmɛnt/ noun 1. something that completes or makes perfect: A good wine is a complement to a good meal. 2. the quantity or amount that completes anything: We now have a full complement of packers. 3. either of two parts or things needed to […]