Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of exhibiting.
  • noun Something exhibited; an exhibit.
  • noun A large-scale public showing, as of art objects or industrial or agricultural products.
  • noun Chiefly British A grant given to a scholar by a school or university.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of exhibiting or displaying for inspection; a showing or presenting to view.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In medicine, the act of administering as a remedy: as, the exhibition of stimulants.
  • noun An allowance for subsistence; a provision of money or other things; stipend; pension.
  • noun Hence A benefaction settled for the maintenance of scholars in English universities, not depending on the foundation: in Scotland called a bursary.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.
  • noun 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
  • noun (Eng. Univ.) Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension.
  • noun (Med.) The act of administering a remedy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.
  • noun A large scale public showing of objects or products.
  • noun UK 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
  • noun the act of exhibiting

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French exhibicion.

Examples

  • The director of Códice Gallery which hosted the exhibition has defended Vargas' "conceptual art, a work that leaves a social message" and went on to say that the dog had not been mistreated, it ate and drank regularly, and finally was allowed to escape back to the streets from where it was taken at the end of the exhibition*.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • First, the newly opened Gauguin exhibition is stunning and simply impossible to miss (it has been described by the Times as the show of the season -- in fact of the whole year).

    ARTINFO: ARTINFO UK's Guide to Frieze Week 2010

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

  • The women of American football's newly created Lingerie Football League are putting a new twist on the term exhibition match.

    National Nine News

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