- IPA: /ɛkspəˈzɪʃən/
- The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
- (authorship) The act or process of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing; the portions and aspects of a piece of writing that exist mainly to describe the setting, characters and other non-plot elements.
- This essay has too much exposition in it.
- My reviewer said she couldn't picture the setting for my story, so I'm improving the exposition.
- (obsolete) The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
- An event at which goods, artwork and cultural displays are exhibited for the public to view.
- The first prototype was unveiled at an exposition.
- (authorship) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
- I turned my research into an exposition on the traditional music of Borneo.
- (authorship) An opening section in fiction, in which background information about the characters, events or setting is conveyed.
- (music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form
- The abandonment of an unwanted child.
expositionRelated terms Translations
- French: exposition
- German: Ausstellung, Exposition
- Italian: esposizione, mostra
- Portuguese: exposição
- Russian: вы́ставка
- Spanish: exposición
- German: Einführung