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exhibition

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌek.sɪˈbɪʃ.ən/ us  
B1 an event at which objects such as paintings are shown to the public, a situation in which someone shows a particular skill or quality to the public, or the act of showing these things: The photographs will be on exhibition until the end of the month. There's a new exhibition of sculpture on at the city gallery. The athlete's third, and winning, jump was an exhibition of skill and strength.
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in Korean 전시회…
in Arabic مَعْرَض…
in Portuguese exposição…
in Catalan exposició…
in Japanese 展覧会, 展示会…
in Italian mostra…
in Chinese (Traditional) 展覽(會), 表現,顯示…
in Russian выставка, проявление…
in Turkish sergi, gösterime sunma, gösterilme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 展览(会), 表现,显示…
in Polish wystawa, pokaz…
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