adjective Date: 1628 of, relating to, or containing exposition <
expository writing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Expository — Ex*pos i*to*ry, a. Pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical. [1913 Webster] A glossary or expository index to the poetical writers. Johnson. || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expository — (adj.) 1620s, from M.L. expositorius, from expositus, pp. of exponere (see EXPOUND (Cf. expound)). Earlier in English as a noun meaning an expository treatise, commentary (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • expository — I adjective clarifying, commentarial, declarative, declaratory, demonstrative, descriptive, didactic, discursive, discursory, disquisitional, dissertational, divulgatory, elucidative, enlightening, exegetical, exemplary, exemplificative,… …   Law dictionary

  • expository — [adj] descriptive critical, disquisitional, elucidative, exegetic, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, hermeneutic, illustrative, informative, interpretive; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • expository — [eks päz′ə tiv, ik späz′ə tivek späz′ə tôr΄ē, ikspäz′ə tôr΄ē] adj. [ML expositorius] of, like, or containing exposition; explanatory: also expositive [eks päz′ə tiv, ik späz′ə tiv] …   English World dictionary

  • expository — expositorily, expositively, adv. /ik spoz i tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain: an expository essay; expository writing. Also, expositive. [1590 1600; < ML expositorius. See EXPOSITOR,… …   Universalium

  • expository — adjective Serving to explain, explicate, or elucidate; expositive; of or relating to exposition. Practicing expository writing will teach you to explain complex concepts clearly …   Wiktionary

  • expository — adj. Expository is used with these nouns: ↑passage …   Collocations dictionary

  • expository — adjective expository dialogue Syn: explanatory, descriptive, describing, explicatory, explicative, interpretative, exegetical …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • expository — ex•pos•i•to•ry [[t]ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] also ex•pos′i•tive adj. rht serving to expound, set forth, or explain: expository writing[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600; < ML …   From formal English to slang

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