Noun(1) a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written(2) a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.(3) an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse(4) (music, especially in sonata form
(1) As a reward for reading through the extensive exposition , the conflict fleshes out dynamically in chapter three, so hurry up and read it!(2) Now the ghost, in the role of prompter, gives the necessary background exposition and the initial orders to get the play going.(3) the country squires dreaded the exposition of their rustic conversation(4) He was widely known for his exposition of the ideas of physics to the layman, and he was held in affection by his many colleagues and pupils for the warmth and simple directness of his personality.(5) Wood provides a systematic exposition of the idea of biodiversity.(6) Hummel's paring down of Mozart's work lays bare the exposition and development of themes with absolute clarity.(7) The exposition contains a first theme in two parts, transition, two secondary themes, and a 19-bar closing section.(8) The idea of a philosophical exposition of the human passions was by no means new.(9) Nadel is excellent at providing an exposition of Stoppard's ideas and the wider social context in which he lives.(10) And while exposition may be the enemy of the lyric, in the prose-poem it replenishes, frames up, fills out a world the verse lyric is too often the fragment of.(11) The exposition of this symphony, for example, is usually taken as singing pure and simple.(12) Thus a sonata exposition , which in Mozart or Beethoven may often have two contrasting themes, is said to have a ├ö├ç├┐first subject├ö├ç├û and a ├ö├ç├┐second subject├ö├ç├û.(13) The first edition of the Critique contained a lengthy exposition of the theory of transcendental idealism.(14) Dundes is to be congratulated on his choice of essayists and on his clear exposition of their key ideas placed in an illuminating historical and autobiographical context.(15) It may well be defensible, but it does not receive anything like an adequate exposition , never mind defence, here.(16) The way in which Antiochus appeals to human nature and its development in the exposition and defense of his ethics is modeled closely on Stoic theory, however.