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From Old French exhibicion.



exhibition (countable and uncountable, plural exhibitions)

  1. An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.
  2. A large-scale public showing of objects or products.
    There was an art exhibition on in the town hall.
    a boat exhibition
  3. (Britain) A financial award or prize given to a student (who becomes an exhibitioner) by a school or university, usually on the basis of academic merit.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 352:
      He was a scholarship boy who had won an Exhibition to Oxford, and then, like so many others, had found himself thrown upon the slave market of pedagogy.
    • 2016, Jonathan Meades, ‘Inside Job’, Literary Review, November:
      Despite a couple of rustications, he gained an exhibition to Cambridge.
  4. (sports) A game which does not impact the standings for any major cup or competition.

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  • IPA(key): /ɛɡ.zi.bi.sjɔ̃/


exhibition f (plural exhibitions)

  1. (sports) exhibition, friendly
  2. (document) presentation, production
  3. showing off, outrageous behaviour

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