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presentation

[prez-uh n-tey-shuh n, pree-zen-] /ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃən, ˌpri zɛn-/
noun
1.
an act of presenting.
2.
the state of being presented.
3.
a social introduction, as of a person at court.
4.
an exhibition or performance, as of a play or film.
5.
offering, delivering, or bestowal, as of a gift.
6.
a gift.
7.
a demonstration, lecture, or welcoming speech.
8.
a manner or style of speaking, instructing, or putting oneself forward:
His presentation was very poor.
9.
Commerce. the presentment of a bill, note, or the like.
10.
Obstetrics.
  1. the position of the fetus in the uterus during labor.
  2. the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the cervix during labor:
    a breech presentation.
11.
Ecclesiastical. the act or the right of presenting a member of the clergy to the bishop for institution to a benefice.
Origin of presentation
1350-1400
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 forms
nonpresentation, noun
self-presentation, noun
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  • This naove veracity of self-presentation is attainable by the slenderest talent on the most trivial occasions.

  • These things serve to clear away the awkwardness of a self-presentation.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • He never allows his opinion to come out to the damaging of the individual's own self-presentation.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for self-presentation

presentation

/ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of presenting or state of being presented
2.
the manner of presenting, esp the organization of visual details to create an overall impression: the presentation of the project is excellent but the content poor
3.
the method of presenting: his presentation of the facts was muddled
4.
a verbal report presented with illustrative material, such as slides, graphs, etc: a presentation on the company results
5.
  1. an offering or bestowal, as of a gift
  2. (as modifier): a presentation copy of a book
6.
a performance or representation, as of a play
7.
the formal introduction of a person, as into society or at court; debut
8.
the act or right of nominating a clergyman to a benefice
9.
(med) the position of a baby relative to the birth canal at the time of birth
10.
(commerce) another word for presentment (sense 4)
11.
(television) linking material between programmes, such as announcements, trailers, or weather reports
12.
an archaic word for gift
13.
(philosophy) a sense datum
14.
(often capital) another name for (feast of) Candlemas
Derived Forms
presentational, 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.

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self-presentation in Medicine

presentation pres·en·ta·tion (prěz'ən-tā'shən, prē'zən-)
n.

  1. The act of presenting.

  2. 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.

  3. The part of the fetal body in advance during birth.

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