ex·​po | \ ˈek-(ˌ)spō How to pronounce expo (audio) \
plural expos

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Examples of expo in a Sentence

many of the bigger expos won't fit into the city's relatively small civic center
Recent Examples on the Web Officials have opened a dozen emergency shelters in vacant spaces like convention centers in Dallas and San Diego, an expo center in San Antonio, and a military site and a former camp for oil workers in Texas. New York Times, "Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden," 10 Apr. 2021 Bob Duffy, Oconomowoc's director of economic development, said the property includes a parking lot that was once home to Sentry and an expo center. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oconomowoc uses condemnation to get future Olympia Fields land. The property once housed a movie theater, grocery store and more.," 23 Mar. 2021 The 31st annual Arkansas Big Buck Classic, a popular hunting expo scheduled for March 12-14 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, has been canceled. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, "Arkansas Big Buck Classic canceled," 4 Feb. 2021 Some major events are still going on as planned, such as the AKC National Championship this weekend and a surf expo in January, said spokeswoman Nadia Vanderhoof. Gabrielle Russon, orlandosentinel.com, "How will Orlando, the theme park capital of the world, recover from 2020? | Part 1 of Special Series," 14 Dec. 2020 The first expo in 2019 drew 1,000 people on a January day with ice and snow. Jeff Vorva, chicagotribune.com, "Stagg grad who ‘singlehandedly’ organized huge conservation expos rewarded with scholarship," 29 Nov. 2020 The annual expo is being held virtually this year, but the seminars were delivered in-person to a small audience. Carlton Reid, Forbes, "Billions Of Dollars To Be Made Post-Covid So Increase Bicycle Production, Specialized’s VP Tells Asian Suppliers," 5 Mar. 2021 The expo center has about 1.2 million gross square feet of exhibit and meeting space, the company said. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, "Sands to Sell Las Vegas Properties for $6.25 Billion as It Focuses on Asia," 3 Mar. 2021 Ray created the expo in 2013 to celebrate the natural kinks and coils of Black hair. Chanté Griffin, Marie Claire, "Hair as Art," 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of expo

1913, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2021

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“Expo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expo. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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