Also ex·pos·i·tive [ik-spoz-i-tiv] /ɪkˈspɒz ɪ tɪv/.
Origin of expository
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Examples from the Web for expositive
- of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory
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Word Origin and History for expositive
1620s, from Medieval Latin expositorius, from expositus, past participle of exponere (see expound). Earlier in English as a noun meaning "an expository treatise, commentary" (early 15c.).
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