presentation

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

British Dictionary definitions for self-presentation

presentation

/ (ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Formspresentational, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for self-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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