expository

[ ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of the nature of exposition;exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain: an expository essay; expository writing.

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Also ex·pos·i·tive [ik-spoz-i-tiv] /ɪkˈspɒz ɪ tɪv/.

Origin of expository

From the Medieval Latin word expositōrius, dating back to 1590–1600. See expositor, -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM expository

ex·pos·i·to·ri·ly, ex·pos·i·tive·ly, adverbsem·i·ex·pos·i·tive, adjectivesem·i·ex·pos·i·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expositive

expository

expositive

/ (ɪkˈspɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory

Derived forms of expository

expositorily or expositively, adverb
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