exhibition-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: demonstration

Commentary: EXHIBITION[+event] Any act of exhibiting something, or putting it on display. Often refers to baseball games, when the games are "just for show."

It was an exhibition of musical skill.
Larry's exhibition of strength caused John to flee in terror.
The Padres will be playing the Mets in an exhibition game on Thursday.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: gathering or show

Commentary: EXHIBITION[+event] A formal public display of some collection of item, such as works of art. An expo.

The museum organized an exhibition of Impressionist paintings.
The cartoonist's works have been put up in an exhibition.
Have you seen the Canadian National Exhibition yet?

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: state of being exhibited

Commentary: The state of being on display, either in a demonstration or a formal show; a quality that a thing can have. Mostly used in phrases such as "on exhibition" or "in exhibition".

The painting is currently on exhibition.
When Larry put his muscles in exhibition, John decided not to fight him.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -