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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Shak. 
 
  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.]  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  4.  A  public  exhibition  or  show  as  of  industrial  and  artistic 
  productions;  as  the  Paris  Exposition  of  1878.  [A 
  Gallicism] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exposition 
  n  1:  an  interpretation  of  the  meaning  of  something  [syn:  {expounding}, 
  {construal}] 
  2:  a  collection  of  things  (goods  or  works  of  art  etc.)  for 
  public  display  [syn:  {exhibition},  {expo}] 




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