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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. departure; exodus, especially the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
  • n. The final chorus; the catastrophe.
  • n. A comic afterpiece, either a farce or a travesty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Departure; exodus; esp., the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
  • n. The final chorus; the catastrophe.
  • n. An afterpiece of a comic description, either a farce or a travesty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as exodus.
  • n. In the Gr. drama, the concluding part of a play, or the part which comprehends all that, is said after the last choral ode.
  • n. In the Rom. drama, a farce or satire, played as an afterpiece or as an interlude.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a farcical afterpiece in the ancient Roman theater

Etymologies

Latin exodium. (Wiktionary)

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