Muntz metal

Muntz metal
Composition Com`po*si"tion, n. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See {Composite}.] 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses: (a) The invention or combination of the parts of any literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music. ``The constant habit of elaborate composition.'' --Macaulay. (b) (Fine Arts) The art or practice of so combining the different parts of a work of art as to produce a harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as such. See 4, below. (c) The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc. (d) (Print.) The setting up of type and arranging it for printing. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment. [1913 Webster]

View them in composition with other things. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

The elementary composition of bodies. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

3. A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition. [1913 Webster]

A composition that looks . . . like marble. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. A literary, musical, or artistic production, especially one showing study and care in arrangement; -- often used of an elementary essay or translation done as an educational exercise. [1913 Webster]

5. Consistency; accord; congruity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

There is no composition in these news That gives them credit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

6. Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement. [1913 Webster]

Thus we are agreed: I crave our composition may be written. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. (Law) The adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation agreed upon in the adjustment. [1913 Webster]

Compositions for not taking the order of knighthood. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

Cleared by composition with their creditors. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

8. Synthesis as opposed to analysis. [1913 Webster]

The investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis ought ever to precede the method of composition. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

{Composition cloth}, a kind of cloth covered with a preparation making it waterproof.

{Composition deed}, an agreement for composition between a debtor and several creditors.

{Composition plane} (Crystallog.), the plane by which the two individuals of a twin crystal are united in their reserved positions.

{Composition of forces} (Mech.), the finding of a single force (called the resultant) which shall be equal in effect to two or more given forces (called the components) when acting in given directions. --Herbert.

{Composition metal}, an alloy resembling brass, which is sometimes used instead of copper for sheathing vessels; -- also called {Muntz metal} and {yellow metal}.

{Composition of proportion} (Math.), an arrangement of four proportionals so that the sum of the first and second is to the second as the sum of the third and fourth to the fourth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Muntz metal — Metal Met al (? or ?; 277), n. [F. m[ e]tal, L. metallum metal, mine, Gr. ? mine; cf. Gr. ? to search after. Cf. {Mettle}, {Medal}.] 1. (Chem.) An elementary substance, as sodium, calcium, or copper, whose oxide or hydroxide has basic rather than …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muntz metal — Muntz met al See under {Metal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muntz metal — Bow of the Cutty Sark Muntz metal is a form of alpha beta brass with about 60% copper, 40% zinc and a trace of iron. It is named after George Fredrick Muntz, a metal roller of Birmingham, England who commercialised the alloy following his patent… …   Wikipedia

  • Muntz metal — n. an alloy (60% copper, 40% zinc) used for sheathing ships etc. Etymology: G. F. Muntz, Engl. manufacturer d. 1857 * * * noun a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot worked products • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Muntz metal — /munts/. See alpha beta brass. [1860 65; named after its inventor, G. F. Muntz, 19th century English metallurgist and manufacturer] * * * ▪ brass also called  Yellow Metal,         variety of the alloy brass consisting of 60 percent copper and 40 …   Universalium

  • Muntz metal — muncmetalas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis 60% Cu ir 40% Zn lydinys. atitikmenys: angl. yellow brass; malleable brass; Muntz yellow metal; Muntz metal rus. мунцметалл …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Muntz metal — [mʌnts] noun a form of brass used for casting and working at high temperatures. Origin C19: named after the English manufacturer George F. Muntz …   English new terms dictionary

  • Muntz metal — /ˈmʌnts mɛtl/ (say munts metl) noun an alloy containing approximately 60 per cent copper and 40 per cent zinc, harder and stronger than brass. {named after GF Muntz, 19th century English metallurgist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Muntz metal — Смотри Мунц металл …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Muntz — (or Müntz) is a surname and may refer to: Contents 1 Muntz 2 Müntz 3 See also 4 References Muntz George Frede …   Wikipedia

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