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Definitions for expository
ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iex·pos·i·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expository, expositiveadjective

    serving to expound or set forth

    "clean expository writing"

Wiktionary

  1. expositoryadjective

    Serving to explain, explicate, or elucidate; expositive; of or relating to exposition.

    Practicing expository writing will teach you to explain complex concepts clearly.

Wikipedia

  1. expository

    Narrative exposition is the insertion of background information within a story or narrative. This information can be about the setting, characters' backstories, prior plot events, historical context, etc. In literature, exposition appears in the form of expository writing embedded within the narrative. Exposition is one of four rhetorical modes (also known as modes of discourse), along with description, persuasion, and narration, as elucidated by Alexander Bain and John Genung.

ChatGPT

  1. expository

    Expository refers to a type of writing or speech that explains, presents, or describes information or ideas in a clear and understandable way. It aims to provide readers with a more in-depth understanding of a subject through the use of facts, statistics, examples, and definitions, rather than relying on personal opinions or narratives.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Expositoryadjective

    pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of expository in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of expository in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of expository in a Sentence

  1. Chris Pratt:

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  • Chuck Gasenica
    Chuck Gasenica
    So the definition of exp0sitory is what?
    LikeReply3 years ago

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