exhibition

noun ex·hi·bi·tion \ ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

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

  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

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First Known Use of exhibition

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EXHIBITION Defined for English Language Learners

exhibition

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

exhibition

noun ex·hi·bi·tion \ ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən \

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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