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display

[ dih-spley ]
/ dɪˈspleɪ /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
(of animals) to engage in a stereotyped behavior that conveys information to individuals of the same or another species.
noun
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Origin of display

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English desplayen, displayen, from Anglo-French, Old French despleier, desplier, desploier, from Late Latin displicāre “to unfold”; see origin at dis-1, -fold

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1, 2. Display, evince, exhibit, manifest mean to show or bring to the attention of another or others. To display is literally to spread something out so that it may be most completely and favorably seen: to display goods for sale. To exhibit is to display something in a show: to exhibit the best flowers. They may both be used for showing (off) one's qualities or feelings: He displayed his wit. He exhibited great surprise. To evince and to manifest also mean to show feelings or qualities: to evince or manifest surprise, interest.

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British Dictionary definitions for display

display
/ (dɪˈspleɪ) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of display

displayer, noun

Word Origin for display

C14: from Anglo-French despleier to unfold, from Late Latin displicāre to scatter, from dis- 1 + plicāre to fold
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