• WordNet 3.6
    • n exhibition the act of exhibiting "a remarkable exhibition of musicianship"
    • n exhibition a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Some of the large Stores are giving exhibitions Some of the large Stores are giving exhibitions
Paris Exhibition telescope Paris Exhibition telescope
The First Telegraphic Instrument, as Exhibited in 1837 by Morse The First Telegraphic Instrument, as Exhibited in 1837 by Morse

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each
    • Exhibition (Eng. Univ) Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension. "What maintenance he from his friends receives,
      Like exhibition thou shalt have from me."
      "I have given more exhibitions to scholars, in my days, than to the priests."
    • Exhibition That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition.
    • Exhibition (Med) The act of administering a remedy.
    • Exhibition The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bananas were officially introduced to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Each banana was wrapped in foil and sold for 10 cents. Before that time, bananas came to America on the decks of sailing ships as sailors took a few stems home after traveling in the Caribbean.
    • n exhibition The act of exhibiting or displaying for inspection; a showing or presenting to view.
    • n exhibition The producing or showing of titles, authorities, or papers of any kind before a tribunal, in proof of facts; hence, in Scots law, an action for compelling delivery of writings.
    • n exhibition That which is exhibited; a show; especially, a public show or display, as of natural or artificial productions, or of personal performances: as, an international or universal exhibition (of productions and manufactures); a school exhibition; an athletic or dramatic exhibition.
    • n exhibition In medicine, the act of administering as a remedy: as, the exhibition of stimulants.
    • n exhibition An allowance for subsistence; a provision of money or other things; stipend; pension.
    • n exhibition Hence A benefaction settled for the maintenance of scholars in English universities, not depending on the foundation: in Scotland called a bursary.
    • n exhibition Synonyms Exhibition, Exhibit, Exposition, Exposure, Exposé; manifestation. Exhibition is more general than exhibit, the latter expressing sometimes a section of the former. As contrasted with exposition, exhibition deals more often with visible things and exposition with things mental: as, an exhibition of machinery; an exposition of a text or doctrine of philosophy. Hence in part, perhaps, the disinclination of some to use exposition for a show. This new and French use of exposition, so far as it prevails, is limited to a large or international exhibition, a “world's fair.” Exposure expresses a laying open (as exposure to the sun, or a southern exposure), especially in some undesirable way, as to danger, unpleasant observation, etc. Exposé is not far from being synonymous with exhibit, being a formal exhibition of facts in detail for the information of those concerned, and sometimes the revelation in detail of things that it was desirable to keep secret: as, an exposé of certain tricks of the trade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Pocatello, Idaho, a law passed in 1912 provided that "The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless same are exhibited to public view."
    • Exhibition presentation to view: display: a public show, esp. of works of art, manufactures, &c.: that which is exhibited: an allowance or bounty to scholars in a university
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  • Robert Freeman
    Robert Freeman
    “Character is not made in a crisis -- it is only exhibited.”
  • Alphonse Karr
    Alphonse Karr
    “Everyone has three characters, that which they exhibit, that which they have, and that which they think they have.”
  • Alphonse Karr
    Alphonse Karr
    “Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.”
  • O. S. Hawkins
    O. S. Hawkins
    “What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.”
  • Joseph Stowell
    Joseph Stowell
    “As we mature spiritually, we exhibit a growing capacity to care for and appreciate one another in the body of Christ, regardless of our differences.”
  • W. H. Auden
    “Literary confessors are contemptible, like beggars who exhibit their sores for money, but not so contemptible as the public that buys their books.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exhibitio, a delivering: cf. F. exhibition,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exhibēre, -itumex, out, habēre, -itum, to have.


In literature:

But to return to the want of hospitality of the English to the foreign bards who have come over to sing the marvels of the Great Exhibition.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
AUDUBON exhibits four pictures this season: of these, No.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
Some years ago I had an interesting exhibition of this singular humor.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Should it ever be your fortune to witness the performance of those marvellous birds, exhibited by the graceful Mdlle.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Up to the time in question, the representatives of France in America had exhibited the most friendly disposition.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The exhibit of this drawing work was remarkably fine, and elicited hearty commendation.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 48, No. 7, July, 1894" by Various
The benevolent smile with which she exhibited the fresh supply to us that night caused our hearts to sink.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Buttons exhibited a feverish haste in searching after a boat.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
We are travelling to Paris to the Exhibition.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Constructed by the Office of Exhibits, Smithsonian Institution.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker

In poetry:

From there I'd make a flying trip,
To the gateway city of the east;
And from its great exhibits,
And Negro arts I'd feast.
"The Trip I Would Like to Take" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"She makes me perch upon a tree,
Rewarding me with 'Sweety - nice!'
And threatens to exhibit me
With four or five performing mice."
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Crystalcraft in every flower and flake
Snow exhibits, of the welkin free:
Crystalline are crystals for the sake,
All and singular, of crystalry.
"Snow" by John Davidson
DEMON. These are fables which the learned
First made use of, to exhibit
Underneath the names of gods
What in truth was but a hidden
System of philosophy.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Two, of course there are two.
It seems perfectly natural now——
The one who never looks up, whose eyes are lidded
And balled¸ like Blake's.
Who exhibits
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
Traitors and cowards our names shall be ever,
If for a moment we turn from the chase;
For ages exhibited, scoffed at, and gibbeted,
As emblems of all that was servile and base!
"Ireland’s Vow" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Exhibit the largest of its kind.
New Orleans Art Exhibition Aims to Help City Heal.
Mike Diamond, aka Mike D of the Beastie Boys, has brought together some of his favorite visual artists for an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Professor and Exhibitions Director at Azusa Pacific University.
Form replaces function in Renwick crafts exhibit.
The scholarly research and writing that art historians do are seen in catalogues, essays, lectures and exhibitions.
The 2011 Faculty Exhibition proves it untrue.
PEMBROKE — An egg yolk, a weed and spilled paint were the winning ingredients for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke art major Janet Davis in the SCAN.IT Exhibition in Brighton, England.
An exhibit of new paintings by Hoboken Charter School art teacher S.K.
Faculty showing art at Ivy Tech as part of the "Close Encounters" exhibit include: Susan Mackowiack Todd Flatt Melissa Dettlinger Rob Koetter Gordon Moffett Vernon Town Philip Vetter.
A new exhibit of "Peanuts" strips at the UO celebrates the cartoonist and a new academic minor.
A report on an exhibition of Dada art at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery.
An exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, December 17, Catalog of the exhibition by Peter C Sutton Yale University Press, 183 pp.
Germany's four biggest exhibition hall s have at least 300,000m2 of space each, Chen said, and Germany ranks only third among the world's largest exhibition-hall providers, behind the US and China.
Gerard ter Borch Catalog of the exhibition edited by Arthur K Wheelock Jr an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, November 7, 2004–January 30, 2005, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, February 27–May 22, 2005.

In science:

The most important conclusion from Fig. 6 is that the fibre radiators exhibit performances comparable to that of radiators with foils.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
The two Rohacell foams exhibit very different features.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
It was found that even PE foil radiators exhibit poor TR performance .
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD
In the first step in (4) the fact that EGOE exhibits average fluctuations separation (with little communication between the two) is used.
Structure of wavefunctions in (1+2)-body random matrix ensembles
They exhibit a phase transition similar to the Ising model or bond percolation.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks