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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.
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a person who expounds
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expositor - a person who explains
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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References in classic literature ?
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.
He was the perfect expositor. Yet, in spite of his style, there was much that I did not like.
"I say `old' with intention, though not with certainty" continued the expositor; "my reason for it might seem a little far-fetched.
Let the most scrupulous expositors of delegated powers; let the most inveterate objectors against those exercised by the convention, answer these questions.
Although he is most famous for the Fibonacci numbers -- which, it so happens, he didn't invent -- Fibonacci's greatest contribution was as an expositor of mathematical ideas at a level ordinary people could understand.
"The first and only edition of the Nauvoo Expositor was printed on June 7, 1844," Soland wrote.
Throughout his career he published numerous reviews of books on many aspects of Christian history, especially for Review and Expositor. In the 1980s he published a major book on Christianity in the Roman Empire, and he continued to reflect on the nature of the church and Baptist identity.
En caso de que el expositor se vea impedido de entregar personalmente su poster, o asistir el dia de la feria, debe comunicarse al mail congreso@junji.cl.