makeup

[meyk-uhp]
noun
1.
facial cosmetics, as eye shadow or lipstick.
2.
cosmetics used on other parts of the body, as to cover birthmarks.
3.
the application of cosmetics.
4.
the ensemble or effect created by such application: Her makeup was subtle but very effective.
5.
the total ensemble of cosmetics, wigs, costumes, etc., used by an actor or other performer.
6.
the manner of being made up or put together; composition: the makeup of a team; the makeup of a situation.
7.
physical or mental constitution: the makeup of a criminal.
8.
the art, technique, or process of arranging or laying out, as pages in a publication.
9.
the appearance of a page, book, newspaper, or the like, resulting from the arrangement and the variation in size and style of the printed elements: The makeup would be helped by a picture in this corner.
10.
Printing. the arrangement of set type, cuts, etc., into columns or pages.
11.
an examination, assignment, or the like, given to offset a student's previous absence or failure.
12.
an amount owed; balance.
Also, make-up.


Origin:
1805–15; noun use of verb phrase make up

nonmakeup, adjective
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makeup

noun
1. cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance 
2. an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event; "he missed the test and had to take a makeup"; "the two teams played a makeup one week later" 
3. the way in which someone or something is composed [syn: constitution
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Example sentences
There's a new rock star in cosmetics: mineral-based makeup.
The challenge lies in the physical makeup of fish, which is more fragile than a
  hunk of meat.
She also ponders the makeup of dark matter, unseen particles that have shaped
  the growth of the entire cosmos.
Here layers of makeup and layers of costume in the merciless heat are the
  shackles.
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