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[ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

of the nature of exposition; serving to , set forth, or explain:
an expository essay; expository writing.
/ɪkˈspɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory

1620s, from Medieval Latin expositorius, from expositus, past participle of exponere (see expound). Earlier in English as a noun meaning “an expository treatise, commentary” (early 15c.).


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