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PRESENTATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does presentation mean? 

PRESENTATION (noun)
  The noun PRESENTATION has 7 senses:

1. the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
2. the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it
3. a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
4. the act of presenting a proposal
5. a visual representation of something
6. formally making a person known to another or to the public
7. (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal

  Familiarity information: PRESENTATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRESENTATION (noun)


Sense 1presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

she gave the trophy but he made the presentation

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

ceremony (the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion)


Sense 2presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

he prepared his presentation carefully in advance

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

display (exhibiting openly in public view)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "presentation"):

unveiling (putting on display for the first time)

production (a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television)


Sense 3presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

demonstration; presentation; presentment

Context examples:

the presentation of new data / he gave the customer a demonstration

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

show (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "presentation"):

exhibition (the act of exhibiting)

exposure (presentation to view in an open or public manner)

performance (the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment)

lecture demonstration (presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about)

counterdemonstration (a demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration)


Sense 4presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of presenting a proposal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

proposal; proposition (the act of making a proposal)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "presentation"):

first reading (the first presentation of a bill in a legislature)

second reading (the second presentation of a bill in a legislature; to approve its general principles (Britain) or to discuss a committee's report and take a vote (US))


Sense 5presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A visual representation of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

display; presentation

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

representation (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "presentation"):

VDU; visual display unit ((British) a device for displaying input signals as letters on a screen; usually has a keyboard)

spectacle (an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale)

Snellen chart (display consisting of a printed card with letters and numbers in lines of decreasing size; used to test visual acuity)

float (an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade)


Sense 6presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formally making a person known to another or to the public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

intro; introduction; presentation

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

informing; making known (a speech act that conveys information)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "presentation"):

debut (the presentation of a debutante in society)

reintroduction (an act of renewed introduction)


Sense 7presentation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations

Hypernyms ("presentation" is a kind of...):

attitude; position; posture (the arrangement of the body and its limbs)

Domain category:

midwifery; OB; obstetrics; tocology (the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother)


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