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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.
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.
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expository(ɪkˈspɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ) or
of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory
exˈpositorily, exˈpositively adv
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ex•pos•i•to•ry(ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
serving to expound, set forth, or explain: expository writing.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin]
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adjective explanatory, descriptive, interpretive, illustrative, interpretative, hermeneutic, explicatory, explicative, elucidative, exegetic A textbook relies heavily on an expository style of writing.
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