noun \ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən\

: an act of showing some quality or trait

: an event at which objects (such as works of art) are put out in a public space for people to look at : a public show of something

: the act of showing something in public

Full Definition of EXHIBITION

:  an act or instance of exhibiting
British :  a grant drawn from the funds of a school or university to help maintain a student
:  a public showing (as of works of art, objects of manufacture, or athletic skill) <a one-man exhibition> <an exhibition game>

Examples of EXHIBITION

  1. There were several famous paintings at the exhibition.
  2. an exhibition of early American crafts
  3. helping to promote artists by exhibition of their paintings

First Known Use of EXHIBITION

14th century

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


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