Meaning of “exposition” in the English Dictionary

"exposition" in British English

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expositionnoun

uk /ˌek.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/ us /ˌek.spəˈzɪʃ.ən/

exposition noun (EXPLANATION)

[ C or U ] formal a clear and full explanation of an idea or theory:

It purports to be an exposition of Catholic social teaching.

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exposition noun (SHOW)

[ C ] also expo a show in which industrial goods, works of art, etc. are shown to the public:

the San Francisco exposition
Expo 92 (= a show that happened in 1992)

(Definition of “exposition” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exposition" in American English

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expositionnoun [ C ]

us /ˌek·spəˈzɪʃ·ən/

exposition noun [ C ] (EXPLANATION)

fml a statement that explains something clearly

literature fml Exposition in a written work is the passages which explain where events take place, what happened before the story begins, and the background of the characters.

exposition noun [ C ] (SHOW)

short form expo a big public event in which the goods of many different companies or organizations are shown:

the San Francisco exposition

(Definition of “exposition” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"exposition" in Business English

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expositionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌekspəˈzɪʃən/ us abbreviation expo COMMERCE, MARKETING

a show in which industrial goods, works of art, etc. are shown to the public:

a machinery and equipment exposition

(Definition of “exposition” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)