WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ex•po•si•tion /ˌɛkspəˈzɪʃən/USA pronunciation
a large public exhibition: an automobile exposition.
Rhetorica detailed explanation:gave an exposition of his views.See -pos-.
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exposition /ˌɛkspəˈzɪʃən/ n
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin expositiō a setting forth, from expōnere to display; see exponentˌexpoˈsitional adj
- a systematic, usually written statement about, commentary on, or explanation of a specific subject
- the act of expounding or setting forth information or a viewpoint
- a large public exhibition, esp of industrial products or arts and crafts
- the act of exposing or the state of being exposed
- the first statement of the subjects or themes of a movement in sonata form or a fugue
- the exhibiting of the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic for public veneration
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