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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French esposicion, from Latin expositio, from exponere (to put forth).


exposition (countable and uncountable, plural expositions)

  1. The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
  2. The act of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing.
  3. (obsolete) The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
  4. (writing) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
  5. (writing) An opening section in fiction, including novel, play, and movie, by which background information about the characters, events, or setting is conveyed.
  6. (music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form

Etymology 2[edit]

From French exposition (exhibition)


exposition (countable and uncountable, plural expositions)

  1. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
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From Old French esposicion, borrowed from Latin expositio, expositionem.



exposition f (plural expositions)

  1. exposition
  2. exhibition
  3. exposure

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