What does the word exhibition mean?

Usage examples for exhibition

  1. For his timely and needful present I gave him two doti, and amused him with an exhibition of the wonderful mechanism of the Winchester rifle, and my breechloading revolvers. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  2. " I've tried to get into that particular exhibition time after time, and always had my pictures rejected. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil