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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·po·sure /kəmˈpoʒɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·po·sure n.
 1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.]
    Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching.   --Evelyn.
 2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.]
    Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles.   --Woodward.
 3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.]
 His composure must be rare indeed
 Whom these things can not blemish.   --Shak.
 4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose. “We seek peace and composure.”
    When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.   --I. Watts.
 5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems
          with composure and she with equanimity" [syn: calm, calmness,
           equanimity] [ant: discomposure]