Meaning of exposition
Pronunciation: (ek"spu-zish'un), [key]
- a large-scale public exhibition or show, as of art or manufactured products: an exposition of 19th-century paintings; an automobile exposition.
- the act of expounding, setting forth, or explaining: the exposition of a point of view.
- writing or speech primarily intended to convey information or to explain; a detailed statement or explanation; explanatory treatise: The students prepared expositions on familiar essay topics.
- the act of presenting to view; display: The singer gave a splendid exposition of vocal talent.
- exposure (def. 10).
- the state of being exposed; exposure.
- the first section of a fugue or a sonata form, in which the principal themes normally are introduced.
- (in a play, novel, etc.) dialogue, description, etc., that gives the audience or reader the background of the characters and the present situation.
- exposition (Thesaurus)