• WordNet 3.6
    • n exposition (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
    • n exposition 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"
    • n exposition a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    • n exposition a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first revolving restaurant, The Top of the Needle, was located at the 500-foot level of the 605-foot-high steel-and-glass tower at the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, Washington. It contained 260 seats and revolved 360 degrees in an hour. The state-of-the-art restaurant was dedicated on May 22, 1961.
    • Exposition A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.
    • Exposition 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.
    • Exposition The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.
    • Exposition 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty crossed the Atlantic Ocean three times. It first crossed for display at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition and in New York, where money was raised for the foundation and pedestal. It was returned to Paris in 1882 to be reunited with the rest of the statue, which was then shipped back to the U.S.
    • n exposition The act of exposing, uncovering, making bare, revealing, laying out to or bringing into view, or the state of being exposed or brought clearly into view.
    • n exposition An exhibition or show, as of the products of art and manufacture.
    • n exposition The act of exposing to danger; exposure.
    • n exposition The act of expounding; an extended explication, as of a doctrine; a detailed explanation, as of a passage or book of Scripture.
    • n exposition In logic, the making clear of any general relation by means of an indeterminate supposition of an individual case: a translation of the Greek ε%148κθεσις as used by Aristotle. This is the ordinary mode of demonstration in mathematics.
    • n exposition Openness of situation as regards some direction or point of the compass; exposure.
    • n exposition In music: The act, process, or result of presenting or enunciating the themes or subjects of a composition.
    • n exposition Specifically, the opening section of a fugue or a sonata, in which the subject or subjects are first set forth: often called the exposition section.
    • n exposition That sort of setting forth of a purpose or general idea which consists in showing how the purpose or idea will apply to particular cases.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Exposition act of exposing: a setting out to public view: the abandonment of a child: a public exhibition: act of expounding, or laying open of the meaning of an author: explanation: commentary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. expositio, fr. exponere, expositum,: cf. F. exposition,. See Expound
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. exposer—L. exponĕre, to expose.


In literature:

Statesmanlike though the aims of Dumouriez were, they suffered not a little in their exposition.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
To save time and space in exposition, I have heretofore only mentioned 12 figures, or the half of the amount.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
You see he went to the exposition with me as guide, and that is enough to ruin any man's digestion.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
What are we doing now but trying to grasp Proteus in this exposition?
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
The Exposition was the most ambitious affair of the kind held so far.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But his most enduring monument in Hanoi is the fine exposition buildings.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Some preliminary notes on the subsequent exposition.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
It was during a reception in the Temple of Music on the Exposition grounds that President McKinley was assassinated on Sept. 6.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
The Exposition at Philadelphia this year was a revelation to the United States.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
No exposition is so absurd but that they defend and polish it with their stale grammatical rules.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
The next year, Exposition and Paragraphs form the major part of the work.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Help me in preparing the exposition of our objects.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
When the collection was complete, I sent it to the great Paris Exposition.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
The exposition was a very valuable one, and did not fail to attract a large concourse of people from all parts of the country.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Then follows the text in five sections: the Preamble, the Notification, the Exposition, the Disposition and the Final Clauses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
She admired greatly the little figure I bought at the Exposition; it was always in our salon.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Messrs. METHUEN are issuing a series of expositions upon most of the books of the Bible.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
A historical summary of the development of the notions of supply and demand will aid the exposition.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
After the Paris Exposition she went to Trouville.
"The Eichhofs" by Moritz von Reichenbach
The form of exposition is that of dialogue; the method of reasoning is the syllogistic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various

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I'm heartened that there are some unreleased expositions .
2013 Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition (WQTC).
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A few hundred combined years of experience was displayed at the JustGoods store Saturday, May 7, for the third annual Handmade Music Exposition .
10th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition Speaker Sharon Knitter.
International Sportsmen's Exposition – a welcome winter relief.
Held in Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center, this concert is free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to give ICU Design Citation to Canadian hospital's ICU at 2012 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Orlando, May 19-24.

In science:

Paulin for helpful conversations and to the referee for the useful comments improving the exposition.
A refinement of the simple connectivity at infinity of groups
For a more complete and rigorous exposition of this matter the reader is referred to refs.[26, 27].
On the Fourier transformation of Renormalization Invariant Coupling
Also for such a model, the recursive exposition of a connected component asymptotically yields a well-defined branching process, apparently very different from the Poissonian ones obtained for IRG.
A General Formalism for Inhomogeneous Random Graphs
Land´e A., ”Quantum Mechanics in a New Key,” Exposition Press, 1973.
Generalized Spherical Harmonics
We shall not apply this rule in the present paper in order to keep the unity of the exposition.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
The proof of this theorem provided in is actually quite clear; one can also look at for another exposition.
Constructing r-matrices on simple Lie superalgebras
A few years ago we started to persuade Kerov to write a detailed exposition of his central limit theorem.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
In the present paper we give a detailed exposition of Kerov’s central limit theorem.
Kerov's central limit theorem for the Plancherel measure on Young diagrams
Throughout the exposition, we denote by Ω the set of functions from Zd to E and by F the Borel σ -algebra of the product topology on Ω.
Random Surfaces
The basic ideas are simple and very standard (see for more exposition and many additional references; look for the keywords cycle decomposition and Dijkstra’s algorithm).
Random Surfaces
For convenience of the exposition we express this, generalized to n-dimensional pro jective space, in terms of the order of a nonreduced curve singularity, rather than collisions.
On the Nagata conjecture
Acknowledgements. I would like to thank Imre Ruzsa and Seva Lev for their generous help in improving the exposition in this paper.
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
We take Mendelson [Me64] as a standard exposition of classical theory and its standard interpretations.
Can Turing machines capture everything we can compute?
We could restructure our proof to avoid this assumption, but have preferred not to do so in the interest of keeping the exposition transparent.
Degree 1 elements of the Selberg class
This clarifies the exposition, and allows us to present our results in not necessarily the same order in which they are proved.
Submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds