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exposition
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) on public display — typically shown for a limited time (such as six months)

or:

a detailed explanation or background of a specific topic
  • And who do you think they were?" said Caleb, taking a pinch of snuff and holding it up between his fingers, as if it were a part of his exposition.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (83% in)
  • "Large towns be damned!" said Mr. Hawley, impatient of exposition.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (34% in)

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