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.
<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)
Origin: L. Exhibitio a delivering: cf. F. Exhibition.
(01 Mar 1998)
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