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.
--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.

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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