- an exhibiting, showing, or presenting to view.
- a public display, as of the work of artists or artisans, the products of farms or factories, the skills of performers, or objects of general interest.
- an exposition or large fair of extended duration, as a world's fair.
- British. an allowance given to a student in a college, university, or school, usually upon the result of a competitive examination.
- Medicine/Medical Obsolete. administration, as of a remedy.
Origin of exhibition
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Examples from the Web for self-exhibition
The career which leads to cabinet office is a career of self-exhibition.Congressional Government
Together with this must be reckoned a motive seldom absent from human endeavour, the desire for self-exhibition, self-enhancement.Ancient Art and Ritual
Jane Ellen Harrison
Even after her two years' service she shrank from personalities and from self-exhibition.Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color
His erotic dreams are of self-exhibition to young and voluptuous women.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)
- a public display of art, products, skills, activities, etca judo exhibition
- the act of exhibiting or the state of being exhibited
- make an exhibition of oneself to behave so foolishly in public that one excites notice or ridicule
- British an allowance or scholarship awarded to a student at a university or school
Word Origin and History for self-exhibition
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with self-exhibition
see make an exhibition of oneself.
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