WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ex•po•si•tion /ˌɛkspəˈzɪʃən/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. a large public exhibition: an automobile exposition.
  2. Rhetorica detailed explanation:gave an exposition of his views.
See -pos-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

exposition /ˌɛkspəˈzɪʃən/ n
  1. a systematic, usually written statement about, commentary on, or explanation of a specific subject
  2. the act of expounding or setting forth information or a viewpoint
  3. a large public exhibition, esp of industrial products or arts and crafts
  4. the act of exposing or the state of being exposed
  5. the first statement of the subjects or themes of a movement in sonata form or a fugue
  6. the exhibiting of the consecrated Eucharistic Host or a relic for public veneration
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin expositiō a setting forth, from expōnere to display; see exponent

ˌexpoˈsitional adj

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