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exhibition

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noun ex·hi·bi·tion \ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən\

Simple Definition of exhibition

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of exhibition

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of exhibiting

  2. 2 British :  a grant drawn from the funds of a school or university to help maintain a student

  3. 3 :  a public showing (as of works of art, objects of manufacture, or athletic skill) <a one-man exhibition> <an exhibition game>

Examples of exhibition in a sentence

  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



14th Century

First Known Use of exhibition

14th century

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EXHIBITION Defined for Kids

exhibition

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noun ex·hi·bi·tion \ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən\

Definition of exhibition for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of showing <an exhibition of courage>

  2. 2 :  a public showing (as of athletic skill or works of art)





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