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    Question "exhibition" or "exposition"?

    Hi,
    In a previous post of mine I wasn't sure what the right one was. Could anyone please give me some explanation?

    Thanks.

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    Re: "exhibition" or "exposition"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi,
    In a previous post of mine I wasn't sure what the right one was. Could anyone please give me some explanation?

    Thanks.
    "Exposition" is the French for "exhibition".

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    Re: "exhibition" or "exposition"?

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    "Exposition" is the French for "exhibition".

    Thanks a lot. I hear "exposition" is a broader term, while "exhibition" is more specialised. Is that so? And we can use "exposition/expo" in English, can't we?

    Ta!

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    Re: "exhibition" or "exposition"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks a lot. I hear "exposition" is a broader term, while "exhibition" is more specialised. Is that so? And we can use "exposition/expo" in English, can't we?

    Ta!
    "Exposition" and "expo" can be used in English. The first is recorded in 1851 and the second in 1963, so comparatively recent. I don't think one is more specialised than the other. Online Etymology Dictionary

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