exposition meaning

[ ˌekspə'ziʃən ] Pronunciation:   "exposition" in a sentence
Noun: exposition  `ekspu'zishun
  1. A systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    - expounding 
  2. A collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
    - exhibition, expo 
  3. An account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
    "we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background" 
  4. (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

Derived forms: expositions

See also: exposit

Type of: account, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, explanation, interpretation, section, subdivision

Encyclopedia: Exposition Exposition, Eaux-Fortes et Meandres Exposition, Eaux-Fortes et Méandres

noun [C]

(Marketing , formal)

a public event at which many different companies producing related products show and sell their new products and services:

an annual exposition of computer technology



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  1. he had great powers of lucid exposition.
  2. his main concern was with clear dialectical exposition.
  3. a brief exposition is given in this subsection and the next.
  4. i have never listened to a more illuminating exposition of the subject.
  5. de wiest criticized jacob's derivation and exposition.

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