Presentation-layer meaning

The services in the OSI protocol stack (layer 6 of 7) that provide conversion of codes and formats for the session. See OSI model.
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Layer 6 of the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model. Software at the Presentation Layer performs functions related to data format and display (e.g., fonts, tabs and line and page breaks), code (e.g., Baudot, ASCII, EBCDIC, Unicode, and HTML) and code conversion (e.g., HTML to ASCII), text compression and decompression (e.g.,WinZip), and encryption (e.g.,AES and DES). See also code, compression, encryption, layer, network architecture, OSI Reference Model, and software.
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