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Pronunciation:  `prezun'teyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
  2. [n]  the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward); "she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"
  3. [n]  a visual representation of something
  4. [n]  (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
  5. [n]  the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
  6. [n]  the act of presenting a proposal
  7. [n]  formally making a person known to another or to the public

PRESENTATION is a 12 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: demonstration, display, intro, introduction, presentment
 See Also: attitude, ceremony, display, exhibition, exposure, first reading, informing, lecture demonstration, making known, performance, position, posture, production, proposal, proposition, reintroduction, representation, second reading, show, Snellen chart, spectacle, unveiling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pres`en*ta"tion\, n. [L. praesentatio a showing,
representation: cf. F. pr['e]sentation.]
1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a
   setting forth; an offering; bestowal.

         Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere
         desires.                              --Hooker.

2. Hence, exhibition; representation; display; appearance;
   semblance; show.

         Under the presentation of the shoots his wit.

3. That which is presented or given; a present; a gift, as,
   the picture was a presentation. [R.]

4. (Eccl.) The act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or
   ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of
   presenting a clergyman.

         If the bishop admits the patron's presentation, the
         clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him.

5. (Med.) The particular position of the child during labor
   relatively to the passage though which it is to be brought
   forth; -- specifically designated by the part which first
   appears at the mouth of the uterus; as, a breech

{Presentation copy}, a copy of a book, engraving, etc.,
   presented to some one by the author or artist, as a token
   of regard.