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.
- non·ex·hi·bi·tion, noun
- pre·ex·hi·bi·tion, noun
- re·ex·hi·bi·tion, noun
- self-ex·hi·bi·tion, noun
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How to use exhibition in a sentence
Although it was enough to top the scattershot domestic releases, it also isn’t enough to jumpstart the struggling exhibition industry.The North American box office isn’t bouncing back that fast | radmarya | September 14, 2020 | Fortune
Arguably, this season’s most poignant art exhibition can be seen outside the walls of these institutions.The most poignant art in New York right now is from the city sanitation department | Anne Quito | September 11, 2020 | Quartz
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney all have brilliant new exhibitions that serve to transport us from the grim realities of a global pandemic.The most poignant art in New York right now is from the city sanitation department | Anne Quito | September 11, 2020 | Quartz
Fights per game in the NHL postseasons since 2011-12The 2020 postseason includes qualifying and round-robin games but excludes exhibitions.
The items can be viewed in person — reservations are required during the pandemic — at Sotheby’s in New York City and the exhibition will also be available to the public online via its digital gallery.The Notorious B.I.G.’s crown and Tupac’s love letters are going to auction at Sotheby’s | radmarya | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
That goes for its contemporary membership roster as well as for the photographers represented in the exhibition.
Paris Magnum: exhibition runs from December 12, 2014-March 28, 2015.
Moreover, the exhibition begs the question: how do we come to privilege certain images?
The exhibition also provides useful insight into the importance of symbolism, particularly when it comes to religious painting.
Artists like Orsola Maddalena Caccia will be unfamiliar to most, and yet she has six works in the exhibition.
After the first exhibition of her pictures in Berlin, her "God-given talent" was several times mentioned by the art critics.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
There was a pause, during which Blanche went through a little mute exhibition of amazement and pleasure.Confidence | Henry James
In 1883 she served with many distinguished artists on the art jury of the International exhibition at Amsterdam.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The universal industrial exhibition was opened at Paris by Louis Napoleon.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It certainly excited far more interest than has any exhibition since.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for exhibition
a public display of art, products, skills, activities, etc: a 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
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Other Idioms and Phrases with exhibition
see make an exhibition of oneself.
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