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expository

[ ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]

adjective

  1. of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain:

    an expository essay;

    expository writing.



expository

/ ɪkˈspɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ /

adjective

  1. of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory


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Derived Forms

  • exˈpositorily, adverb
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Other Words From

  • ex·posi·tori·ly ex·posi·tive·ly adverb
  • semi·ex·posi·tive adjective
  • semi·ex·posi·tory adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of expository1

From the Medieval Latin word expositōrius, dating back to 1590–1600. See expositor, -tory 1
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Example Sentences

His AI buddy is expository to a fault, and functions as the game’s quick and dirty way of dealing with storytelling and worldbuilding for those who don’t remember what happened six years ago.

From Time

He realized many educators shared his concern about nonfiction reading, knowledge of history and academic expository writing.

Pollan is an astonishingly good writer, at times intimate and vulnerable, at times curious and expository, always compelling and credible.

Shelving the expository track taken by many popular food movies and TV shows, which aim to inform viewers as much as possible, The Truffle Hunters unfolds as a series of oft-wordless vignettes.

From Eater

Each novella in this book unfolds slowly, ambling through expository digressions with confidence.

This is beautiful expository writing, a combination of detailed, spellbinding narrative, and zinging judgment.

Sir George Grey made a sensible speech, expository of the true condition of Canadian affairs.

Next, and (as far as date of collection goes) far less ancient, are the expository texts called the Brahmanas.

In general, the aim of all remarks on Hume's writings in the present work is expository, not controversial.

Commonness vanished before Ewart, at his expository touch all things became memorable and rare.

The result is what may be called a descriptive, narrative, expository, or argumentative style.

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