Definition of exhibition
1 : an act or instance of exhibiting
2 British : a grant drawn from the funds of a school or university to help maintain a student
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
There were several famous paintings at the exhibition.
an exhibition of early American crafts
helping to promote artists by exhibition of their paintings
Recent Examples of exhibition from the Web
A touring exhibition will be presented, accompanied by an anthology of student produced creative works.
A noose has been found in a public exhibition space of the Smithsonian’s African-American museum.
Bernard, who has a PhD in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale, was the director of exhibitions for the New York Public Library.
There will also be exhibitions of old-style step dancing and sean-nos singing, plus social dancing with live music for all attendees. 2-7 p.m. McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring.
An exhibition of UpCycle designs created by Miami Fashion Institute students will be showcased at Ice Palace Film Studios, where the runway shows will take place.
Macron met Putin amid the gold and marble of Versailles and showed him around an exhibition commemorating Russian czar Peter the Great, who visited France in 1717.
Details: Friday noon to dusk, exhibition sand castle displays and 6 p.m. to midnight Sandcastle Ball; Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., a pancake breakfast, parade, Kids ’n Kastles sand-building competition, master sand sculptors, and awards ceremony.
Charles Harbutt, a photographer and former president of Magnum, rigged up a slot machine to three slide projectors for a 1969 exhibition in New York.
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First Known Use of exhibition
EXHIBITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exhibition for English Language Learners
: 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
EXHIBITION Defined for Kids
Definition of exhibition for Students
1 : the act of showing an exhibition of courage
2 : a public showing (as of athletic skill or works of art)
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