Associations to the word «Exposition»

Wiktionary

EXPOSITION, noun. The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
EXPOSITION, noun. The act of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing.
EXPOSITION, noun. (obsolete) The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
EXPOSITION, noun. (writing) An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
EXPOSITION, noun. (writing) An opening section in fiction, including novel, play, and movie, by which background information about the characters, events, or setting is conveyed.
EXPOSITION, noun. (music) The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form
EXPOSITION, noun. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.

Dictionary definition

EXPOSITION, noun. A systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic.
EXPOSITION, noun. A collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display.
EXPOSITION, noun. An account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse; "we would have understood the play better if there had been some initial exposition of the background".
EXPOSITION, noun. (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur.

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Confucius