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expository

[ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈspɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain:
an expository essay; expository writing.
Also, expositive.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin expositōrius. See expositor, -tory1
Related forms
expositorily, expositively, adverb
semiexpositive, adjective
semiexpository, adjective
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expository

/ɪkˈspɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory
Derived Forms
expositorily, expositively, adverb
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expository

adj.

1620s, from Medieval Latin expositorius, from expositus, past participle of exponere (see expound). Earlier in English as a noun meaning "an expository treatise, commentary" (early 15c.).

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