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Exposition vs. Exhibition

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  • Exposition (noun)

    The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.

  • Exposition (noun)

    The act or process of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing; the portions and aspects of a piece of writing that exist mainly to describe the setting, characters and other non-plot elements.

    "This essay has too much exposition in it."

    "My reviewer said she couldn't picture the setting for my story, so I'm improving the exposition."

  • Exposition (noun)

    The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.

  • Exposition (noun)

    An event at which goods, artwork and cultural displays are open for the public to view.

    "The first prototype was unveiled at an exposition."

  • Exposition (noun)

    An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.

    "I turned my research into an exposition on the traditional music of Borneo."

  • Exposition (noun)

    An opening section in fiction, in which background information about the characters, events or setting is conveyed.

  • Exposition (noun)

    The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form

  • Exposition (noun)

    The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.

  • Exhibition (noun)

    An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.

  • Exhibition (noun)

    A large-scale public showing of objects or products.

    "There was an art exhibition on in the town hall."

    "a boat exhibition"

  • Exhibition (noun)

    A financial award or prize given to a student (who becomes an exhibitioner) by a school or university, usually on the basis of academic merit.

  • Exhibition (noun)

    A game which does not impact the standings for any major cup or competition.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Exposition (noun)

    The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.

  • Exposition (noun)

    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.

  • Exposition (noun)

    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.

  • Exposition (noun)

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

  • Exhibition (noun)

    The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.

  • Exhibition (noun)

    That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition.

  • Exhibition (noun)

    Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension.

  • Exhibition (noun)

    The act of administering a remedy.

Webster Dictionary
  • Exposition (noun)

    a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

  • Exposition (noun)

    a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

  • Exposition (noun)

    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"

  • Exhibition (noun)

    the act of exhibiting;

    "a remarkable exhibition of musicianship"

  • Exhibition (noun)

    a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

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