presentation[prez′ən tā′s̸hən, prē′zən-]
- Presentation is defined as the act of formally giving something to someone or of formally demonstrating or showing something.
- An example of presentation is when an assembly is hosted to give out an award.
- An example of presentation is the pleasant way food is arranged on a plate.
- An example of presentation is when a salesman holds a conference to show all his clients a cool new product.
- a presenting or being presented
- something that is presented; specif.,
- a performance, as of a play
- a gift
- Commerce presentment
- the naming of a clergyman to a benefice
- a request to the bishop to institute the clergyman named
- Med. the position of the fetus in the uterus at the time of delivery, with reference to the part presenting itself at the mouth of the uterus: an arm or breech presentation
- Philos., Psychol.
- anything present in the consciousness at a single moment as an actual sensation or a mental image
- anything known by sense perception rather than by description; percept
Origin of presentationMiddle English ; from Middle French presentacion ; from Late Latin praesentatio ; from praesentare: see present,
- a. The action of presenting something: the presentation of awards.b. The style or manner with which something is offered for consideration or display: “These truths are not amenable to scientific presentation” (Karen Armstrong).
- a. A theatrical performance or display.b. A demonstration, lecture, or speech that is presented to an audience: gave a presentation on drug abuse.
- A formal introduction of someone to others, as at court.
- Ecclesiastical The act or right of naming a cleric to a benefice.
- Medicine a. The position of the fetus in the uterus at birth with respect to the mouth of the uterus.b. A symptom or sign or a group of symptoms or signs that is evident during a medical examination: The patient's presentation was consistent with a viral illness.c. The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition: the presentation of thyroid disease during pregnancy.
- The act of presenting, or something presented
- A dramatic performance
- An award given to someone on a special occasion
- A lecture or speech given in front of an audience
- (medicine) The symptoms and other possible indications of disease, trauma, etc., that are exhibited by a patient who has sought, or has otherwise come to, the attention of a physician, e.g., "Thirty-four-year-old male presented in the emergency room with slight fever, dilated pupils, and marked disorientation."
- (medicine) The position of the foetus in the uterus at birth
- (fencing) Offering one's blade for engagement by the opponent
- (mathematics) The specification of a group by generators and relators.
- The act or right of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice.
From Old French presentation (French prÃ©sentation), from Latin praesentÄtiÅnem, accusative singular of praesentÄtiÅ (“representation, exhibition").