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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
display
n
  1. something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
    Synonym(s): display, show
  2. something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
    Synonym(s): display, exhibit, showing
  3. a visual representation of something
    Synonym(s): display, presentation
  4. behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"
  5. exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
  6. an electronic device that represents information in visual form
    Synonym(s): display, video display
v
  1. to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
    Synonym(s): expose, exhibit, display
  2. attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Display \Dis*play"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Displayed}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Displaying}.] [OE. displaien, desplaien, OF.
      despleier, desploier, F. d[82]ployer; pref. des- (L. dis-) +
      pleier, ploier, plier, F. ployer, plier, to fold, bend, L.
      plicare. See {Ply}, and cf. {Deploy}, {Splay}.]
      1. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to
            spread.
  
                     The northern wind his wings did broad display.
                                                                              --Spenser.
  
      2. (Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into
            line. --Farrow.
  
      3. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the
            sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
  
                     His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual
                     condition of the army.                        --Burke.
  
      4. To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or
            ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to
            parade.
  
                     Proudly displaying the insignia of their order.
                                                                              --Prescott.
  
      5. (Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
  
      6. To discover; to descry. [Obs.]
  
                     And from his seat took pleasure to display The city
                     so adorned with towers.                     --Chapman.
  
      Syn: To exhibit; show; manifest; spread out; parade; expand;
               flaunt.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Display \Dis*play"\, v. i.
      To make a display; to act as one making a show or
      demonstration. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Display \Dis*play"\, n.
      1. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
  
                     Having witnessed displays of his power and grace.
                                                                              --Trench.
  
      2. Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
  
                     He died, as erring man should die, Without display,
                     without parade.                                 --Byron.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   display
  
      1. {monitor}.
  
      2. A vector of pointers to {activation record}s.
      The Nth element points to the activation record containing
      variables declared at {lexical depth} N.   This allows faster
      access to variables from outer {scope}s than the alternative
      of linked activation records (but most variable accesses are
      either local or global or occasionally to the immediately
      enclosing scope).   Displays were used in some {ALGOL}
      implementations.
  
      (1996-02-22)
  
  
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