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compose
used in The Hidden Oracle

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
compose a poem
Definition
to write or create something with care — especially music or a literary work, but could be other things as diverse as a plan or a letter
  • I was trying to decide between "You Send Me" and an original composition, "I'm Your Poetry God, Baby," when a voice yelled, "HEY!"
    p. 12.4
composition = written work

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ition" often changes a verb into a related noun. This is the same pattern seen in words like addition, partition, and definition.)
  • After any major battle, I liked to get a group photo—along with exclusive rights to compose epic ballads about their exploits.
    p. 112.9
compose = write
There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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2  —1 use as in:
composed of many parts
Definition
to create something by arranging parts; or to be those parts
  • Groves are typically composed of trees, rather than, say, Fudgsicles.
    p. 202.9
composed = made up
There are no more uses of "compose" flagged with this meaning in The Hidden Oracle.

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