- the position of the fetus in the uterus during labor.
- the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the cervix during labor: a breech presentation.
Origin of presentation
Examples from the Web for presentation
We were scoring it like the Olympics: presentation, technique.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’|Kevin Fallon|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had been seeking not only access to the presentation materials, but also a list of ACE members who attended the webinar.
However, the message in the presentation slides is clear: Universities, cover your ass.
McCaskill had previously been denied access to the presentation, which she requested last month.
The presentation is complete with videos of Royal wedding playing in the background.Here Comes the Bride…In Flaming Red: Two Centuries of Colorful Wedding Dresses|Liza Foreman|May 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He immediately bought the freedom for the father, and gave the son the presentation.Club Life of London, Vol. I (of 2)|John Timbs
I make no question of the present; but does presentation imply invention?The Round Towers of Ireland|Henry O'Brien
This was announced by a stack of new books, review copies and presentation copies, awaiting me on my window-seat.From a Cornish Window|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
With some financial scheming, and the presentation of a bursary, Camille was entered a student at the college of Louis-le-Grand.
Such a presentation would not have been beyond its desert, and would have been more consistent with the author's type of mind.
British Dictionary definitions for presentation
- an offering or bestowal, as of a gift
- (as modifier)a presentation copy of a book
Word Origin and History for presentation
late 14c., "act of presenting," from Old French presentacion (13c.), from Latin praesentationem (nominative praesentatio) "a placing before," noun of action from past participle stem of praesentare (see present (v.)). Meaning "that which is offered or presented" is mid-15c.; that of "a theatrical or other representation" is recorded from c.1600. Related: Presentational.