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

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Visitors can shop for boats, marine gear and outdoor furniture at the nine-acre expo, billed as Texas' largest summer boat show. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Boat show billed as largest in Texas sailing into Houston this week," 11 June 2019 The expo runs 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Top 5 events in Cincinnati this weekend," 5 Apr. 2018 EXPO Emerson College entrepreneurship expo Visit Emerson’s Entrepreneurship Expo featuring keynote speaker Samir Rayani, co-founder of Next Big Sound. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "Business agenda," 25 Apr. 2018 The first-ever sanctioned Farming Simulator competition took place at AgriTechnica 2017, a farm-tech expo in Hanover, Germany. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "There's Real Money in Virtual Farming," 23 Jan. 2019 The trio comprised of songwriter and frontman yu-ki, keyboardist an, and drummer tomo first hit Belgium from March 16-18 to perform at the Made in Asia 2018 expo in Brussels that typically attracts a crowd of 100,000 every year. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "Rising Japanese Dream Pop Trio She, in the haze Finishes First European Tour," 6 Apr. 2018 Held every two years, Zhuhai is part air show and part arms expo for new weapons systems developed by Chinese defense contractors. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "All the New Tech From China's Big Air Show," 6 Nov. 2018 Service projects that members will work on today in Houston include sorting and packaging food at the Houston Food Bank and hosting an expo at the convention center showcasing historically black colleges and universities to high school students. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "AKA sorority sisters serve the Houston community," 7 July 2018 Online registration is closed, but runners can still register during an expo Friday and Saturday at Pier 35, complete with exhibits and schwag. Peter Fimrite, San Francisco Chronicle, "Get ready! Bay to Breakers will jiggle through San Francisco’s streets Sunday," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of expo

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of expo was in 1913

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