- a setting forth of facts, ideas, etc.; detailed explanation
- writing or speaking that sets forth or explains
Origin of exposition< Fr an 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 of expositionMiddle English exposicioun from Old French exposition from Classical Latin expositio from expositus, past participle of exponere: see expound