Exposition definition

ĕkspə-zĭshən
A setting forth of meaning or intent.
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The part of a play that provides the background information needed to understand the characters and the action.
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A setting forth of facts, ideas, etc.; detailed explanation.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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An act or example of exposing.
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A public exhibition or show, as of artistic or industrial developments.
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The art or technique of composing such discourses.
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The first part of a composition in sonata form that introduces the themes.
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The opening section of a fugue.
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The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
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The act of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing.
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(writing) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
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(writing) An opening section in fiction, including novel, play, and movie, by which background information about the characters, events, or setting is conveyed.
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(music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form.
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The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
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That part of a play, etc. which reveals what has happened before, who the characters are, etc.
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A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.
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Writing or speaking that sets forth or explains.
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An exhibition; esp., a large public exhibition or show, often international in scope.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
exposition
Plural:
expositions

Origin of exposition

  • Middle English exposicioun from Old French exposition from Latin expositiō expositiōn- from expositus past participle of expōnere to expound expound

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French esposicion, from Latin expositio, from exponere (“to put forth”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From French exposition (“exhibition”)

    From Wiktionary