expository


ex·pos·i·to·ry

adjective \-zə-ˌtr-ē\

—used to describe writing that is done to explain something

Full Definition of EXPOSITORY

:  of, relating to, or containing exposition <expository writing>

Examples of EXPOSITORY

  1. <an expository piece on the workings of the internal-combustion engine>

First Known Use of EXPOSITORY

1628

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

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