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English Dictionary: presentation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for presentation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward); "she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"
  2. a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
    Synonym(s): presentation, presentment, demonstration
  3. the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
  4. the act of presenting a proposal
  5. a visual representation of something
    Synonym(s): display, presentation
  6. formally making a person known to another or to the public
    Synonym(s): presentation, introduction, intro
  7. (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Presentation \Pres`en*ta"tion\, n. [L. praesentatio a showing,
      representation: cf. F. pr[82]sentation.]
      1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a
            setting forth; an offering; bestowal.
                     Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere
                     desires.                                             --Hooker.
      2. Hence, exhibition; representation; display; appearance;
            semblance; show.
                     Under the presentation of the shoots his wit.
      3. That which is presented or given; a present; a gift, as,
            the picture was a presentation. [R.]
      4. (Eccl.) The act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or
            ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of
            presenting a clergyman.
                     If the bishop admits the patron's presentation, the
                     clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him.
      5. (Med.) The particular position of the child during labor
            relatively to the passage though which it is to be brought
            forth; -- specifically designated by the part which first
            appears at the mouth of the uterus; as, a breech
      {Presentation copy}, a copy of a book, engraving, etc.,
            presented to some one by the author or artist, as a token
            of regard.
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