• The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
  • The act or process of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing; the portions and aspects of a piece of writing that exist mainly to describe the setting, characters and other non-plot elements.
  • The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
  • An event at which goods, artwork and cultural displays are exhibited for the public to view.
  • An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
  • An opening section in fiction, in which background information about the characters, events or setting is conveyed.
  • The opening section of a movement in sonata form; the opening section of a fugue.
  • The abandonment of an unwanted child.
  • The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.


  • From Middle English exposicioun, from Old French esposicion, from Latin expositio, from expono.
  • From French exposition

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