exhibition

noun
ex·​hi·​bi·​tion | \ ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən How to pronounce exhibition (audio) \

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

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web Dozens of hotels across Spain have been turned into recovery rooms, and authorities are building field hospitals in sports centers, libraries, and exhibition halls. The Christian Science Monitor, "As virus cases surge, nations set aside differences to help," 1 Apr. 2020 Dozens of hotels across Spain have been turned into recovery rooms, and authorities are building field hospitals in sports centers, libraries and exhibition halls. Washington Post, "Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths," 1 Apr. 2020 Dozens of hotels across Spain have been turned into recovery rooms, and authorities are building field hospitals in sports centers, libraries and exhibition halls. Anchorage Daily News, "US coronavirus death toll eclipses China’s official count," 31 Mar. 2020 The sales and marketing team, for example, can't invite executives from carrier companies to Shenzhen and usher them into a brand new exhibition hall showing off Huawei's 5G network equipment. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Desk dining and mandatory health checks: How Huawei is returning to work," 31 Mar. 2020 Its vast exhibition halls would be bustling with enterprising florists and horticulturists for the World Flower Expo that was originally scheduled this week. Anne Quito, Quartz, "New York is converting its main convention center into a 1,000-bed hospital," 24 Mar. 2020 The exhibition halls will host the Kids Health and Fun Expo, the World Deer Expo, the Great Southern Gun & Knife Show and more. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Cher cancels concert in Birmingham due to coronavirus spread," 12 Mar. 2020 Three-day adult and student tickets are available for the Summit, while the Innovation Commons, an exhibition hall featuring demonstrations and art work, will be open to the public. Lauren Sloss, New York Times, "Where to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day," 10 Mar. 2020 The government requisitioned stadiums, exhibition halls, and other large venues as quarantine centers; the rows of beds set up inside looked more like military barracks than hospital wards. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "How Much of the World Will Be Quarantined by the Coronavirus?," 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of exhibition

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of exhibition was in the 14th century

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17 May 2020

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“Exhibition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhibition. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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exhibition

noun
How to pronounce exhibition (audio)

English Language Learners 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

exhibition

noun
ex·​hi·​bi·​tion | \ ˌek-sə-ˈbi-shən How to pronounce exhibition (audio) \

Kids Definition of exhibition

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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