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Meaning of EXPOSITION

Pronunciation:  `ekspu'zishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
  3. [n]  a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
 

EXPOSITION is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: exhibition, expo, expounding
 
 See Also: account, accumulation, aggregation, art exhibition, assemblage, collection, explanation, fair, interpretation, peepshow, philosophizing, raree-show

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex`po*si"tion\, n. [L. expositio, fr. exponere,
expositum: cf. F. exposition. See {Expound}.]
1. The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or
   displaying to public view.

2. The act of expounding or of laying open the sense or
   meaning of an author, or a passage; explanation;
   interpretation; the sense put upon a passage; a law, or
   the like, by an interpreter; hence, a work containing
   explanations or interpretations; a commentary.

         You know the law; your exposition Hath been most
         sound.                                --Shak.

3. Situation or position with reference to direction of view
   or accessibility to influence of sun, wind, etc.;
   exposure; as, an easterly exposition; an exposition to the
   sun. [Obs.] --Arbuthnot.

4. A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic
   productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878. [A
   Gallicism]

 
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