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ˌɛk səˈbɪʃ ənex·hi·bi·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhibitionnoun

    the act of exhibiting

    "a remarkable exhibition of musicianship"

  2. exhibition, exposition, exponoun

    a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display


  1. exhibitionnoun

    An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.

  2. exhibitionnoun

    A large scale public showing of objects or products.

  3. exhibitionnoun

    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.

  4. Etymology: From exhibicion.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exhibitionnoun

    Etymology: from exhibit.

    What are all mechanick works, but the sensible exhibition of mathematick demonstrations? Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. Sac. b. ii.

    I crave fit disposition for my wife,
    Due preference of place and exhibition,
    As levels with her breeding. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    What maintenance he from his friends receives,
    Like exhibition thou shalt have from me. William Shakespeare.

    All was assigned to the army and garrisons there, and she received only a pension or exhibition out of his coffers. Francis Bacon.

    He is now neglected, and driven to live in exile upon a small exhibition. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhibitionnoun

    the act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display

  2. Exhibitionnoun

    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; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition

  3. Exhibitionnoun

    sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension. Specifically: (Eng. Univ.) Private benefaction for the maintenance of scholars

  4. Exhibitionnoun

    the act of administering a remedy

  5. Etymology: [L. exhibitio a delivering: cf. F. exhibition.]


  1. Exhibition

    An exhibition is a type of scholarship award or bursary.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exhibition' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1876

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exhibition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3737

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exhibition' in Nouns Frequency: #699

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhibition in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhibition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of exhibition in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Niemi:

    The first time Buddy( her nickname for Swayze) and I danced together was at a school exhibition, we walked out on stage. I looked in his eyes, it was like everything came alive.

  2. Yang Ou:

    It's a formal exhibition. We can't use vulgarity to attract attention, we ought to offer 'positive energy' to the public.

  3. Businessman Tatxo Benet:

    I think I have enough material for a permanent exhibition center and perhaps even a documentation and archive center about censorship in the art world.

  4. Jennifer Chi:

    Kristen is the perfect choice to build upon the Brooklyn Museum’s track record as an innovator in the collection and exhibition of the arts of Africa.

  5. Martin Clayton:

    Leonardo knew that these drawings at the end of his life were the only real record of what he had worked on and what he had achieved, and so if you want to understand Leonardo in the round, drawing is the only way that you can do that, this exhibition gives visitors a full picture of Leonardo.

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