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


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

OTHER WORDS FROM presentation

non·pres·en·ta·tion, nounself-pres·en·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for presentation

/ (ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən) /


Derived forms of presentation

presentational, adjective
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Medical definitions for presentation

[ prĕz′ən-tāshən, prē′zən- ]


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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