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1) composition, in ancient and medieval law. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Failure to make the payment might justify retaliation in kind against the offender or his family. In earliest times, the payment was made as a result of a mutual...

2) composition board. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The oldest type of composition board is a relatively dense material known as hardboard, discovered accidentally in 1924 by the American scientist William Mason. After...

3) composition, in art. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...composition, in art, in art, the organization of forms and colors within the work of art. In traditional sculpture this means the arrangement of masses and planes....

4) geology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Branches of GeologyGeology is divided into several fields, which can be grouped under the major headings of physical and historical geology. 2 Physical GeologyPhysical...

5) motet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The 13th-century motet, a creation (c.1200) of the school of Notre-Dame de Paris, was a polyphonic composition based on a tenor that was a fragment of plainsong (or,...

6) chemistry. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Branches of ChemistryChemistry can be divided into branches according to either the substances studied or the types of study conducted. The primary division of the...

7) key, in music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Modulation to another key may take place, but if there is a return to the original key the whole composition is said to be in the key of C. At the beginning of a...

8) overture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The earliest Italian opera overtures were simply pieces of orchestral music and were called sinfonie. Jean Baptiste Lully standardized the French overture, using...

9) scale, in music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Scales further serve to classify and catalogue the tonal material used in composition. 1A great variety of scales have been used in the past and in different cultures;...

10) hardboard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...hardboard, see composition board....

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