- an act of presenting.
- the state of being presented.
- a social introduction, as of a person at court.
- an exhibition or performance, as of a play or film.
- offering, delivering, or bestowal, as of a gift.
- a gift.
- a demonstration, lecture, or welcoming speech.
- a manner or style of speaking, instructing, or putting oneself forward: His presentation was very poor.
- Commerce. the presentment of a bill, note, or the like.
- 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.
- Ecclesiastical. the act or the right of presenting a member of the clergy to the bishop for institution to a benefice.
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’
October 22, 2014
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
May 7, 2014
He concluded by formally moving the presentation of the address to the Queen.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Linda stood up as she made the presentation and the Judge arose with her.Her Father's Daughter
The person could not be disowned, while the presentation was acknowledged.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
The presentation of the adarga was equivalent to an offer of peace.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
This kind of presentation to the public was most warmly received.
- the act of presenting or state of being presented
- the manner of presenting, esp the organization of visual details to create an overall impressionthe presentation of the project is excellent but the content poor
- the method of presentinghis presentation of the facts was muddled
- a verbal report presented with illustrative material, such as slides, graphs, etca presentation on the company results
- an offering or bestowal, as of a gift
- (as modifier)a presentation copy of a book
- a performance or representation, as of a play
- the formal introduction of a person, as into society or at court; debut
- the act or right of nominating a clergyman to a benefice
- med the position of a baby relative to the birth canal at the time of birth
- commerce another word for presentment (def. 4)
- television linking material between programmes, such as announcements, trailers, or weather reports
- an archaic word for gift
- philosophy a sense datum
- (often capital) another name for (feast of) Candlemas
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.
- 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.