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Exposition


EXPOSI'TION, noun A laying open; a setting to public view.

1. A situation in which a thing is exposed or laid open, or in which it has an unobstructed view, or in which a free passage to it is open; as, a house has an easterly exposition an exposition to the south or to a southern prospect. The exposition gives a free access to the air or to the sun's rays.

2. Explanation; interpretation; a laying open the sense or meaning of an author or of any passage in a writing.