- 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.
exposition definition by Webster's New World
- 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
exposition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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