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Definition 1: a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for exposition in the sense of this definition

(exposition is a kind of ...) an explanation that results from interpreting something

"the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence"

(... is a kind of exposition ) the exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy

Definition 2: an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where exposition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background

(exposition is a kind of ...) a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.

"the explanation was very simple" "I expected a brief account"

Definition 3: (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur - [noun denoting communication]

(exposition is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(exposition belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 4: a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for exposition in the sense of this definition

(exposition is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of exposition ) an exhibition of art objects (paintings or statues)

(... is a kind of exposition ) an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass

(... is a kind of exposition ) a competitive exhibition of farm products

"she won a blue ribbon for her baking at the county fair"

(exposition belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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