HyperDic: exposition

English > 4 senses of the word exposition:
NOUNcommunicationexposition, expoundinga systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
groupexposition, exhibition, expoa collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
communicationexpositionan account that sets forth the meaning / meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
communicationexposition(music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
exposition > pronunciation
Soundseh.kspahzih'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > exposition: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic.
Synonymexpounding
NarrowerphilosophizingThe exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy
BroaderinterpretationAn explanation that results from interpreting something
Spanishexposición, planteamiento
Catalanexposició
Verbsexpositstate
English > exposition: 4 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display.
Synonymsexhibition, expo
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
Narrowerart exhibitionAn exhibition of art objects (paintings or statues)
fairA competitive exhibition of farm products
peepshow, raree-showAn exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishexhibición, expo, exposición
Catalanexhibició, expo, exposició
English > exposition: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn account that sets forth the meaning / meaning or intent of a writing or discourse.
Example"we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background"
Broaderexplanation, accountA statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
Verbsexpositadd details, as to an account or idea
English > exposition: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaning(music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur.
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Broadersection, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)

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