- The definition of an exposition is a public show of art, cars or any other sort of product.
An example of exposition is a fair where people get to taste cheeses from around the world.
- An exposition is defined as a piece of writing with facts and ideas.
An example of exposition is an essay explaining the reasons for wanting to be in the School of Education.
- a setting forth of facts, ideas, etc.; detailed explanation
- writing or speaking that sets forth or explains
Origin: < Fran exhibition; esp., a large public exhibition or show, often international in scope
- that part of a play, etc. which reveals what has happened before, who the characters are, etc.
- the first section of certain musical forms, which introduces the main theme or themes, as in a sonata, or all the voices, as in a fugue
Origin: Middle English exposicioun ; from Old French exposition ; from Classical Latin expositio ; from expositus, past participle of exponere: see expound
- expositional adjective
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- A setting forth of meaning or intent.
- a. A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.b. The art or technique of composing such discourses.
- Music a. The first part of a composition in sonata form that introduces the themes.b. The opening section of a fugue.
- The part of a play that provides the background information needed to understand the characters and the action.
- An act or example of exposing.
- A public exhibition or show, as of artistic or industrial developments.
Origin: Middle English exposicioun, from Old French exposition, from Latin expositiō, expositiōn-, from expositus, past participle of expōnere, to expound; see expound.
- ex·posˈi·tive , ex·posˈi·toˌry adjective
- ex·posˈi·tor noun