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Definition of Exposition

Babylon English Dictionary

public exhibition, show; clarification; opening section of a fugue (Music)
Exposition Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
explicatus
Kant Glossary
[L:142] Exposition is one method of synthetic definition, opposed by Kant to construction. Exposition is exposition "of the appearances...the synthesis of empirically made concepts, that is, of concepts made out of given appearances as their matter. Construction is the method of mathematical definition; it involves "the synthesis of arbitrarily [freely] made concepts.
Exposition Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.
  
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exposition
\ex`po*si"tion\ (?), n. [l. expositio, fr. exponere, expositum: cf. f. exposition. see expound.]
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. you know the law; your exposition hath been most sound.
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. [obs.]
4. a public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the paris exposition of 1878. [a gallicism]

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Formal presentation
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
(synonym) expounding
(hypernym) interpretation
(hyponym) philosophizing
(derivation) set forth, expound, exposit
2. a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
(synonym) exhibition, expo
(hypernym) collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
(hyponym) art exhibition
(classification) art, artistic creation, artistic production
3. 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"
(hypernym) explanation, account
(derivation) elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
Exposition Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Exposition may refer to:
  • Exposition (narrative)
  • Exposition (music)
  • Trade fair
  • Exposition (album), the debut album by the band Wax on Radio
  • Expository preaching

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Exposition Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basic Music Glossary
the opening section of a sonata form in which the main thematic material is given its first complete statement