- 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 self-presentation
But that self-presentation would carry more conviction if they announced from the start their intention to cooperate with police.
He never allows his opinion to come out to the damaging of the individual's own self-presentation.A Dish Of Orts|George MacDonald
These things serve to clear away the awkwardness of a self-presentation.A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
This naove veracity of self-presentation is attainable by the slenderest talent on the most trivial occasions.Impressions of Theophrastus Such|George Eliot
British Dictionary definitions for self-presentation
- an offering or bestowal, as of a gift
- (as modifier)a presentation copy of a book
Word Origin and History for self-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.