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Definition of Exposition

Exposition

  1. The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.

Exposition Quotations

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats

Where questions of style and exposition are concerned I try to follow a simple maxim: if you can't say it clearly you don't understand it yourself.
John Searle

The show business has all phases and grades of dignity, from the exhibition of a monkey to the exposition of that highest art in music or the drama which secures for the gifted artists a world-wide fame princes well might envy.
P. T. Barnum

In other times, I could stand here and give this kind of exposition on the beliefs of the Democratic Party and that would be enough. But today that is not enough. People want more.
Barbara Jordan

When Shakespeare begins his exposition thus he generally at first makes people talk about the hero, but keeps the hero himself for some time out of sight, so that we await his entrance with curiosity, and sometimes with anxiety.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
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Exposition Translations

exposition in Afrikaans is uitstalling
exposition in Danish is undstilling
exposition in Dutch is tentoonstelling, expositie
exposition in German is Ausstellung {f}
exposition in Latin is explicatus
exposition in Norwegian is utstilling

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