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English Dictionary: presentation by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
presentation
n
  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.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      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.
                                                                              --Blackstone.
  
      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.
  
      {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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