Exhibition Ex`hi*bi"tion, n. [L. exhibitio a delivering: cf. F. exhibition.] 1. The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition. [1913 Webster]

3. Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension. Specifically: (Eng. Univ.) Private benefaction for the maintenance of scholars. [1913 Webster]

What maintenance he from his friends receives, Like exhibition thou shalt have from me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I have given more exhibitions to scholars, in my days, than to the priests. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

4. (Med.) The act of administering a remedy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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