from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of exhibiting.
- n. Something exhibited; an exhibit.
- n. A large-scale public showing, as of art objects or industrial or agricultural products.
- n. Chiefly British A grant given to a scholar by a school or university.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.
- n. A large scale public showing of objects or products.
- n. A financial award or prize given to a student (who becomes an exhibitioner) by a school or university, usually on the basis of academic merit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.
- n. That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability
- n. Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension.
- n. The act of administering a remedy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of exhibiting or displaying for inspection; a showing or presenting to view.
- n. The producing or showing of titles, authorities, or papers of any kind before a tribunal, in proof of facts; hence, in Scots law, an action for compelling delivery of writings.
- n. That which is exhibited; a show; especially, a public show or display, as of natural or artificial productions, or of personal performances: as, an international or universal exhibition (of productions and manufactures); a school exhibition; an athletic or dramatic exhibition.
- n. In medicine, the act of administering as a remedy: as, the exhibition of stimulants.
- n. An allowance for subsistence; a provision of money or other things; stipend; pension.
- n. Hence A benefaction settled for the maintenance of scholars in English universities, not depending on the foundation: in Scotland called a bursary.
- n. Synonyms Exhibition, Exhibit, Exposition, Exposure, Exposé; manifestation. Exhibition is more general than exhibit, the latter expressing sometimes a section of the former. As contrasted with exposition, exhibition deals more often with visible things and exposition with things mental: as, an exhibition of machinery; an exposition of a text or doctrine of philosophy. Hence in part, perhaps, the disinclination of some to use exposition for a show. This new and French use of exposition, so far as it prevails, is limited to a large or international exhibition, a “world's fair.” Exposure expresses a laying open (as exposure to the sun, or a southern exposure), especially in some undesirable way, as to danger, unpleasant observation, etc. Exposé is not far from being synonymous with exhibit, being a formal exhibition of facts in detail for the information of those concerned, and sometimes the revelation in detail of things that it was desirable to keep secret: as, an exposé of certain tricks of the trade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
- n. the act of exhibiting
From Old French exhibicion. (Wiktionary)