composed of

composed of (something)

Made up of (something); consisting of (something). This paint is actually composed of several natural ingredients. Your grade is composed of several factors, such as homework, projects, and test scores.
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composed of something

assembled or made out of something. This cloth is composed of a number of different kinds of fibers. The committee is composed of people from every department.
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but the society of many families, which was first instituted for their lasting, mutual advantage, is called a village, and a village is most naturally composed of the descendants of one family, whom some persons call homogalaktes, the children and the children's children thereof: for which reason cities were originally governed by kings, as the barbarian states now are, which are composed of those who had before submitted to kingly government; for every family is governed by the elder, as are the branches thereof, on account of their relationship thereunto, which is what Homer says, "Each one ruled his wife and child;" and in this scattered manner they formerly lived.
On the same principle, even if a writer in his poetic imitation were to combine all metres, as Chaeremon did in his Centaur, which is a medley composed of metres of all kinds, we should bring him too under the general term poet.
At first it was composed of about a dozen students.
I knew that the audience would be largely composed of the most influential class of white men and women, and that it would be a rare opportunity for me to let them know what we were trying to do at Tuskegee, as well as to speak to them about the relations of the races.
The committee was composed of about twenty-five of the most prominent and most influential white men of Georgia.
Of course there were those who were opposed to any such recognition of the rights of the Negro, but the Board of Directors, composed of men who represented the best and most progressive element in the South, had their way, and voted to invite a black man to speak on the opening day.
I was asked now to speak to an audience composed of the wealth and culture of the white South, the representatives of my former masters.
Of these one of the very first that occurred to me was, that there is seldom so much perfection in works composed of many separate parts, upon which different hands had been employed, as in those completed by a single master.
The regular distribution of power into distinct departments; the introduction of legislative balances and checks; the institution of courts composed of judges holding their offices during good behavior; the representation of the people in the legislature by deputies of their own election: these are wholly new discoveries, or have made their principal progress towards perfection in modern times.
As this government is composed of small republics, it enjoys the internal happiness of each; and with respect to its external situation, it is possessed, by means of the association, of all the advantages of large monarchies.
It has often given me pleasure to observe that independent America was not composed of detached and distant territories, but that one connected, fertile, widespreading country was the portion of our western sons of liberty.
This convention composed of men who possessed the confidence of the people, and many of whom had become highly distinguished by their patriotism, virtue and wisdom, in times which tried the minds and hearts of men, undertook the arduous task.
They considered that the Congress was composed of many wise and experienced men.
Legislative power is vested in a Federal Congress composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Total quantity or scope: lot 1 is composed of an ultra-high vacuum chamber, a lock, an electron gun, a quartz, a mass spectrometer, four reactant gas introducing systems, components such that a transfer tube, a valve, a gauge of the vacuum, windows with cache and a pumping system (2 turbo pumps, ion pump 1 1 Ti sublimation pump, two primary pumps).