Antonyms for expositionˌɛk spəˈzɪʃ ən
a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
exhibition, exposition, expo(noun)
a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse
(music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
exposition(noun)The action of exposing something to something, such as skin to the sunlight.
exposition(noun)The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
exposition(noun)The act of declaring or describing something through either speech or writing.
exposition(noun)The act of expulsion, or being expelled, from a place.
exposition(noun)An essay or speech in which any topic is discussed in detail.
exposition(noun)An opening section in fiction, including novel, play, and movie, by which background information about the characters, events, or setting is conveyed.
exposition(noun)The opening section of a fugue; the opening section of a movement in sonata form
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.
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