Definitions for: Presentation

[n] a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
[n] the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward); "she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"
[n] a visual representation of something
[n] (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
[n] the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
[n] the act of presenting a proposal
[n] formally making a person known to another or to the public

Webster (1913) Definition: Pres`en*ta"tion, n. [L. praesentatio a showing,
representation: cf. F. pr['e]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.

Synonyms: demonstration, display, intro, introduction, presentment

See Also: attitude, ceremony, display, exhibition, exposure, first reading, informing, lecture demonstration, making known, performance, position, posture, production, proposal, proposition, reintroduction, representation, second reading, show, Snellen chart, spectacle, unveiling

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