Dictionary.com

exhibition

[ ek-suh-bish-uhn ]
/ ˌɛk səˈbɪʃ ən /
Save This Word!

noun
an exhibiting, showing, or presenting to view.
a public display, as of the work of artists or artisans, the products of farms or factories, the skills of performers, or objects of general interest.
an exposition or large fair of extended duration, as a world's fair.
British. an allowance given to a student in a college, university, or school, usually upon the result of a competitive examination.
Medicine/Medical Obsolete. administration, as of a remedy.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of exhibition

1275–1325; Middle English exhibicion<Late Latin exhibitiōn- (stem of exhibitiō) a presenting. See exhibit, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM exhibition

non·ex·hi·bi·tion, nounpre·ex·hi·bi·tion, nounre·ex·hi·bi·tion, nounself-ex·hi·bi·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use exhibition in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for exhibition

exhibition
/ (ˌɛksɪˈbɪʃən) /

noun
a public display of art, products, skills, activities, etca judo exhibition
the act of exhibiting or the state of being exhibited
make an exhibition of oneself to behave so foolishly in public that one excites notice or ridicule
British an allowance or scholarship awarded to a student at a university or school
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with exhibition

exhibition

see make an exhibition of oneself.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK