Antonyms for expositionˌɛk spəˈzɪʃ ən

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exposition, expounding(noun)

    a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic

    Synonyms:
    exposition, expo, exhibition, expounding

  2. exhibition, exposition, expo(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    exposition, expo, exhibition, expounding

  3. exposition(noun)

    an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse

    Synonyms:
    expo, exhibition, expounding

  4. exposition(noun)

    (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur

    Synonyms:
    expo, exhibition, expounding

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. exposition

    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.

    Synonyms:
    comment, commentary, definition, description, explanation, interpretation, rendering, translation

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