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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Synonyms for exhibition

Synonyms

display, exhibit, expo, exposition, fair, show

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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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Police say a woman stole a vehicle after throwing a snake at the driver, then crashed through barricades set up for a pole-vaulting exhibition. USA TODAY, "‘Molly of Denali,’ saloon discourse, ashes by mail: News from around our 50 states," 10 July 2019 There’s an exhibition gallery on the ground floor of Building A, where rotating exhibits and events are held. Angela Hill, The Mercury News, "Want to rent art rather than buy? Bay Area has some fun options," 10 July 2019 Tour the first floor of the Butler-McCook House & Garden between 5 to 6 pm, and enjoy the exhibition openings of local artists in the Amos Bull House’s Community Education Center and the Butler-McCook House’s Aetna Gallery. courant.com, "Community News For The East Hartford Edition," 10 July 2019 This facial tattoo, applied with cactus ink, is just discernible in the exhibition ambrotype, which is among the National Portrait Gallery’s most recent acquisitions. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "How the Camera Introduced Americans to Their Heroines," 9 July 2019 The exhibition’s theme — light, and the way artists have tried to depict or employ it over time — is broad, and ridiculously so. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Commentary: Denver Art Museum has turned into Denver’s living room," 7 July 2019 The exhibition juror is Maria Mingalone, executive director of the Oceanside Museum of Art. San Diego Union-Tribune, "DAR members march in parade," 6 July 2019 After exhibition-match losses against Jamaica and Venezuela, the United States routed Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Kevin Draper, New York Times, "For the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, Hopes Rise but Mexico Awaits," 6 July 2019 As a fascinating exhibition at New York’s Morgan Library and Museum shows, the book was radical in both form and content. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "In 1855, Walt Whitman published his own declaration of independence," 4 July 2019

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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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exhibition

noun

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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