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exposition

[ ek-spuh-zish-uhn ]
/ ˌɛk spəˈzɪʃ ən /
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noun
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Origin of exposition

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English exposicioun, exposicyon, from Old French exposition, from Latin expositiōn- (stem of expositiō “exposure (of an infant to die); statement, description),” equivalent to exposit(us); + -iōn- ; see expose,-ion

OTHER WORDS FROM exposition

ex·po·si·tion·al, adjectivepre·ex·po·si·tion, nounre·ex·po·si·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exposition

exposition
/ (ˌɛkspəˈzɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of exposition

expositional, adjective

Word Origin for exposition

C14: from Latin expositiō a setting forth, from expōnere to display; see exponent
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