presentation

[ prez-uh n-tey-shuh n, pree-zen- ]
/ ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃən, ˌpri zɛn- /

noun

Origin of presentation

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin praesentātiōn- (stem of praesentātiō) nomination (of a priest) to a benefice, religious dedication (of a person) by bringing him before God. See present2, -ation
Related formsnon·pres·en·ta·tion, nounself-pres·en·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for presentation

presentation

/ (ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Formspresentational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for presentation

presentation


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for presentation

presentation

[ prĕz′ən-tāshən, prē′zən- ]

n.

The act of presenting.
The position of the fetus in the uterus at the beginning of labor, described in terms of the part that emerges or is felt first.
The part of the fetal body in advance during birth.
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