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exhibition

noun
     
Related topics: Arts
ex‧hi‧bi‧tion W2
1 [countable] especially British English a show of paintings, photographs, or other objects that people can go to see
exhibition of
an exhibition of black and white photographs
stage/mount/hold etc an exhibition
The museum is staging an exhibition of Picasso's work.
2 [uncountable] when something such as a painting is shown in a public place
exhibition of
She never agreed to the public exhibition of her sculptures while she was still alive.
on exhibition
A collection of paintings by David Hockney is on exhibition at the Museum of Art.
3

exhibition of something

a situation in which someone shows a particular skill, feeling, or type of behaviour:
I've never seen such an exhibition of jealousy.
4

make an exhibition of yourself

to behave in a silly or embarrassing way [= make a fool of yourself]

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