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expository

[ik-spoz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain: an expository essay; expository writing.
Also, expositive.


Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin expositōrius. See expositor, -tory1

expositorily, expositively, adverb
semiexpositive, adjective
semiexpository, adjective
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expository or expositive (ɪkˈspɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
of, involving, or assisting in exposition; explanatory
 
expositive or expositive
 
adj
 
ex'positorily or expositive
 
adv
 
ex'positively or expositive
 
adv

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expository
1620s, from M.L. expositorius, from expositor, from exponere (see expound).
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