Definition of world fair in English:

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world fair

(also world's fair)


An international exhibition of the industrial, scientific, technological, and artistic achievements of the participating nations: the Expo 92 world fair in Seville
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  • They attended world's fairs and other international expositions, including the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
  • In the early years of the twentieth century the OIA included several of her paintings in exhibitions designed to build support for their programs, especially at world's fairs and international expositions.
  • Under the presidency of Prince Albert, a Royal Commission was created in 1850 to run the first world's fair - the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations.

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