[ US /ˌɛkspəˈzɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɛkspəzˈɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. 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
  2. a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
  3. a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
  4. (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
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How To Use exposition In A Sentence

  • The full exposition of his constitutionalism, presented in and around his analysis of the English constitution in book 11, develops these seeds.
  • The result: a spare, jagged, supremely efficient novel (183 pages) that, although utterly lacking in exposition, lays bare an entire world of workaday lowlifes trying to get by on the fringes of organized crime. New Fiction
  • All Vedantic expositions are commentaries by various Acharyas on the Vedanta sutras.
  • The change of attitude towards alternating current was certainly helped by the Westinghouse exhibit at the Columbian Exposition that year.
  • Among the things to which special and continued attention had to be given by the legation was the Chicago Exposition. [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White
  • A simple method is introduced to prove the third law of thermodynamics and the statistical exposition has been given for it.
  • He never merely asserts: every paragraph bristles with footnotes and quiet exposition.
  • In 1709 he issued An Essay towards a New Theory of Vision, followed in the next year by The Principles of Human Knowledge, the main exposition of his immaterialism.
  • Ancient Galenic expositions of the body's humoral composition, and attendant physical fluctuations, further complicated a woman's position.
  • Milton's admirable economy in working this truth into his great poem (i. 378) affords a sublime exposition of the mind of the Fathers on the origin of mythologies.] [1774] The word daimon means in Greek a god, but the Christians used the word to signify an evil spirit. ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
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