Exposition - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌekspəˈzɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word exposition
Brit.  |ɛkspəˈzɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word exposition

noun

- a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic (syn: expounding)
- a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display (syn: exhibition, expo)
- 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

- (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

Examples

The subject requires some exposition.

a clear exposition of his ideas

a lucid exposition of educational theories

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

Word forms

noun
singular: exposition
plural: expositions
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