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English noun: exposition

1. exposition (communication) a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic


Broader (hypernym)interpretation

Narrower (hyponym)philosophizing

2. exposition (group) a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display

Synonymsexhibition, expo

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)art exhibition, fair, peepshow, raree-show

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. exposition (communication) an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse

SamplesWe would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background.

Broader (hypernym)account, explanation

4. exposition (communication) (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Domain categorymusic

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