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

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many of the bigger expos won't fit into the city's relatively small civic center

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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 The previous three expos were on weekends at Elgin Community College. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "U46 officials target incoming freshmen with expanded career expo," 23 Mar. 2018 Was Nintendo breaking down the sinewy tissue of age-old JRPGs in a way that seems boring in a crowded expo hall but might prove perfect for a lengthy, semi-portable adventure? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokemon Let’s Go: Well, I guess my adult ass is going to collect them all," 16 Nov. 2018 Both countries are milking the high-profile weeklong expo for propaganda value. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "U.S.-China Trade Tensions on Display at Shanghai Expo," 7 Nov. 2018 The expo was done in partnership with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the China Chamber of International Commerce. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "How Does Bill Gates's Ingenious, Waterless, Life-Saving Toilet Work?," 6 Nov. 2018 Since the 2013 unrest, the surfing competition has scaled back by eliminating concerts, an expo and related activities. Priscella Vega, latimes.com, "Huntington Beach wants more time to decide whether to OK concerts on the city shore," 3 July 2018

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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