exhibition

An exhibition is a collection of items for public display, like an exhibition of children’s artwork, antique vases, or memorabilia from a science fiction movie series.

In the 19th century, exhibition was used to refer to a collection of objects, while exhibit designated a single item in an exhibition. Nowadays, exhibition and exhibit are often used interchangeably. Exhibition comes from the Latin ex-, meaning "out," and habere, meaning "hold" — as objects in an exhibition are "held out," or shown, to the public. The h in "hold out" might help you remember to include the h when spelling exhibition.

Definitions of exhibition
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n the act of exhibiting

“a remarkable exhibition of musicianship”
Types:
production
(law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law
rodeo
an exhibition of cowboy skills
Type of:
demonstration, presentation, presentment
a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

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

Synonyms:
expo, exposition
Types:
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art exhibition
an exhibition of art objects (paintings or statues)
peepshow, raree-show
an exhibition of pictures or objects viewed through a small hole or magnifying glass
fair
a competitive exhibition of farm products
retrospective
an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

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