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1. A setting forth of meaning or intent.
a. A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.
b. The art or technique of composing such discourses.
3. Music
a. The first part of a composition in sonata form that introduces the themes.
b. The opening section of a fugue.
4. The part of a play that provides the background information needed to understand the characters and the action.
5. An act or example of exposing.
6. A public exhibition or show, as of artistic or industrial developments.

[Middle English exposicioun, from Old French exposition, from Latin expositiō, expositiōn-, from expositus, past participle of expōnere, to expound; see expound.]

ex·pos′i·tive (ĭk-spŏz′ĭ-tĭv), ex·pos′i·to′ry (-tôr′ē) adj.
ex·pos′i·tor n.


a person who expounds


(ɪkˈspɒz ɪ tər)

a person who expounds or gives an exposition.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
ex•pos`i•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
ex•pos`i•to′ri•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expositor - a person who explains
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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But he had a certain clear way of stating the abstruse in simple language, was a born expositor and teacher, and was not above the soap-box as a means of interpreting economics to the workingmen.
Let the most scrupulous expositors of delegated powers; let the most inveterate objectors against those exercised by the convention, answer these questions.
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Nevertheless, as seen, for example, in the evangelism ministry of Anne Graham Lotz, who carefully refers to herself as a "Bible expositor," Southern Baptist women do, in fact, preach the gospel.
Modern science has repudiated the chief elements of the Aristotelian cosmos--the geocentric universe, the account of projectile motion--and so the contemporary interpreter treats Aristotle as a brilliant' expositor of the world "as it appears.
is a brilliant expositor of that world; he has mastered the distinctions and the arguments; he works within its logic.
Along with partners Kids Can Fly, The Brantford Expositor, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the library is thrilled to announce the Young Authors Project, beginning early in the new year.
Mullins announced the founding of a new theological quarterly for Southern Baptists, The Baptist Review & Expositor, a tool he hoped would, according to his biographer, "control doctrinal debate among his brethren" and "intellectualize conservative Christian thought.
Emerson took over the job after a Brantford Expositor expose targeted the GRCA with claims of out-of-control spending and nepotism.