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
This exhibition was presented to the government of Japan on Aug. 6, 1985, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, and was held at the Hiroshima Museum of Art.
When: July 5 through July 22; exhibitions through Sept. 3 Where: ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
In front of a festive holiday weekend crowd at Rentschler Field, which totaled 28,494, a young American team, missing many of its big-name stars, seized the chance against a familiar World Cup rival in a competitive exhibition.
Of particular note is the exhibition Protest! at Milk Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan.
In 1954 the Madison Regatta had two teams coming from Detroit for a relaxing weekend of exhibitions.
Her work is also part of an ongoing exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Cowboys play in the Hall of Fame exhibition game Aug. 3.
This was in May 1959, when the Yankees came to L.A. for an exhibition game with the Dodgers.
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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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