Definition of Presentation

1. Noun. The activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward). "She gave the trophy but he made the presentation"

Generic synonyms: Ceremony
Derivative terms: Present, Present

2. Noun. A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view. "He gave the customer a demonstration"
Exact synonyms: Demonstration, Presentment
Generic synonyms: Show
Specialized synonyms: Exhibition, Exposure, Performance, Lecture Demonstration, Counterdemonstration
Derivative terms: Demonstrate, Present, Present, Present, Present

3. Noun. The act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it. "He prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
Generic synonyms: Display
Specialized synonyms: Unveiling, Production
Derivative terms: Present, Present, Present

4. Noun. The act of presenting a proposal.
Generic synonyms: Proposal, Proposition
Specialized synonyms: First Reading, Second Reading
Derivative terms: Present, Present

5. Noun. A visual representation of something.
Exact synonyms: Display
Specialized synonyms: Float, Snellen Chart, Spectacle
Generic synonyms: Representation
Derivative terms: Present

6. Noun. Formally making a person known to another or to the public.
Exact synonyms: Intro, Introduction
Generic synonyms: Informing, Making Known
Specialized synonyms: Debut, Reintroduction
Derivative terms: Introduce, Present, Present

7. Noun. (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal. "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Position, Posture
Category relationships: Midwifery, Ob, Obstetrics, Tocology

Definition of Presentation

1. n. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a setting forth; an offering; bestowal.

Definition of Presentation

1. Noun. The act of presenting, or something presented ¹

2. Noun. A dramatic performance ¹

3. Noun. An award given to someone on a special occasion ¹

4. Noun. A lecture or speech given in front of an audience ¹

5. Noun. (medicine) The symptoms and other possible indications of disease, trauma, etc., that are exhibited by a patient who has sought, or has otherwise come to, the attention of a physician, e.g., "Thirty-four-year-old male presented in the emergency room with slight fever, dilated pupils, and marked disorientation." ¹

6. Noun. (medicine) The position of the foetus in the uterus at birth ¹

7. Noun. (fencing) Offering one's blade for engagement by the opponent ¹

8. Noun. (mathematics) The specification of a group by generators and relators. ¹

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Definition of Presentation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Presentation

present perfect tense
present progressive
present progressive tense
present sense impression
present sense impressions
present subjunctive
present system
present tense
present tenses
present time
presentation (current term)
presentation software

Literary usage of Presentation

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(2) Sisters of the presentation of the Blessed Virgin, founded in 1684 by Ven. ... (4) Sisters of the presentation of Our Lady, founded at Ghent in 1805 by ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"(3) Actual relations (a) to presentation : (a). Nature of the relation. § 13. It is a very common if not a predominant opinion that any element of ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1867)
"That to purchase a presentation, the living being actually \acant, ... That for a clerk to bargain for the next presentation, the incumbent being sick and ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, William Draper Lewis (1902)
"So that the title of usurpation is now much narrowed, and the law stands upon this reasonable foundation: that if a stranger usurps my presentation, ..."

5. A Midsummer-night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1903)
"The play lends itself readily to amateur presentation; the parts, with the exception of that of Puck, offer comparatively few difficulties, and the scenic ..."

6. Publications by Hampshire Record Society, Winchester, Winchester Hampshire Record Society, Queensland Palaeontographical Society (1897)
"Institution of Robert de Sandale to the vicarage of Micheldever, 1316-17. vacant by death ; on the presentation of the King, by reason of the vacancy of the ..."

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