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noun [countable] exhibition pronunciation in British English /ˌeksɪˈbɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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  1. 1
    a public show where art or other interesting things are put so that people can go and look at them
    exhibition of:

    an exhibition of paintings by Henri Matisse

    an exhibition hall/centre/space

    on exhibition (=being shown to the public):

    On exhibition are costumes from all over the world.

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  2. 2
    a particular way of behaving or performing
    1. a.
      used in a positive way to talk about a performance

      United provided a fine exhibition of skilful and exciting football.

    2. b.
      used in a negative way to talk about behaviour

      Such an exhibition of rudeness is absolutely unacceptable.

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