expository

adjective ex·pos·i·to·ry \ ik-ˈspä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of expository

: of, relating to, or containing exposition
  • expository writing

Examples of expository in a Sentence

  1. an expository piece on the workings of the internal-combustion engine

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Definition of expository for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe writing that is done to explain something



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