1. The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.

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.

3. Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, especially. For meat and drink; pension.

<engineering> Specifically: Private benefaction for the maintenance of scholars. "What maintenance he from his friends receives, Like exhibition thou shalt have from me." (Shak) "I have given more exhibitions to scholars, in my days, than to the priests." (Tyndale)

4. <medicine> The act of administering a remedy.

Origin: L. Exhibitio a delivering: cf. F. Exhibition.

(01 Mar 1998)

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