exhibition

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French exhibicion.

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NounEdit

exhibition (plural exhibitions)

  1. An instance of exhibiting, or something exhibited.
  2. A large scale public showing of objects or products.
    There was an art exhibition on in the town hall.
    a boat exhibition
  3. (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.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 352:
      He was a scholarship boy who had won an Exhibition to Oxford, and then, like so many others, had found himself thrown upon the slave market of pedagogy.

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

exhibition f (plural exhibitions)

  1. (sports) exhibition
  2. (document) presentation, production
  3. showing off, outrageous behaviour

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 21:27