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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: exhibitus, past participle of exhibere 'to hold out, show', from habere 'to have, hold'


1 verb
Related topics: Arts
1 [intransitive and transitive] to show something in a public place so that people can go to see it [= show]:
Her paintings have been exhibited all over the world.
2 [transitive] formal to clearly show a particular quality, emotion, or ability
exhibit signs/symptoms/behaviour etc
a patient who is exhibiting classic symptoms of mental illness

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