Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun exposition

4 senses of exposition

Sense 1
exposition, expounding -- (a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic)
       => interpretation -- (an explanation that results from interpreting something; "the report included his interpretation of the forensic evidence")

Sense 2
exhibition, exposition, expo -- (a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display)
       => collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage -- (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Sense 3
exposition -- (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")
       => explanation, account -- (a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account")

Sense 4
exposition -- ((music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur)
       => section, subdivision -- (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section")

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