Origin of exposition
Examples from the Web for exposition
All this shows the real problem when telling the story of geniuses: exposition.
In the hands of a lessor actor, she might have even seemed like an exposition machine.
Those bored by exposition who like action and dialogue written in the present tense will eat these up.
But also somebody who could handle a mouthful of exposition and make the words understandable and compelling.
There were 200 extras in the room, the cameras were on me, I have long speeches and a lot of exposition and stuff.
The exposition was a very valuable one, and did not fail to attract a large concourse of people from all parts of the country.Reminiscences, 1819-1899|Julia Ward Howe.
I cannot, however, avoid this added difficulty in the exposition.Dream Psychology|Sigmund Freud
The circumstances to which I allude date back to the Exposition of 1844, when I submitted my automata and mechanical curiosities.Memoirs of Robert-Houdin, ambassador, author and conjurer|Jean Henri Robert-Houdin
Then, anticipating the glories of the Exposition, we congratulated ourselves that we had come.
The experiment is not quite as simple as my exposition might lead you to believe.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
Word Origin for exposition
late 14c., "explanation, narration," from Old French esposicion (12c.), from Latin expositionem (nominative expositio) "a setting or showing forth," noun of action from past participle stem of exponere (see expound).
The meaning "public display" is first recorded 1851 in reference to the Crystal Palace Exposition in London. Abbreviation Expo is first recorded 1963, in reference to planning for the world's fair held in Montreal in 1967.