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Composed vs. Comprised — What's the Difference?

Composed vs. Comprised — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Composed and Comprised

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Composed

Serenely self-possessed; calm
The speaker remained composed even when heckled.

Comprised

To be composed of or contain
The staff comprises eight physicians, two dozen nurses, and various administrative people.

Composed

Showing composure.

Comprised

Usage Problem To compose; make up; constitute
The countries and territories that comprised the British Empire.

Composed

Simple past tense and past participle of compose
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Comprised

Simple past tense and past participle of comprise

Composed

Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self-possessed.
The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate,Composed his posture, and his look sedate.

Composed

Made up of individual elements;
If perception is seen as composed of isolated sense data...

Composed

Serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress;
The performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage
I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time

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