American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of presenting.
- n. The state of being presented.
- n. A performance, as of a drama.
- n. Something, such as an award or gift, that is offered or given.
- n. Something, such as a lecture or speech, that is set forth for an audience: gave a presentation on drug abuse.
- n. A formal introduction.
- n. A social debut.
- n. Ecclesiastical The act or right of naming a cleric to a benefice.
- n. The process of offering for consideration or display.
- n. Medicine The position of the fetus in the uterus at birth with respect to the mouth of the uterus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, especially the ceremonious act, of presenting a gift, prize, trophy, donation, or the like: as, the presentation of a medal to a fireman; the presentation of a stand of colors to a regiment; the presentation of an organ to a church.
- n. The act of presenting or offering as for recognition, acceptance, etc.
- n. That which is presented; a gift; an offering.
- n. A representation; exhibition; appearance; show; semblance.
- n. In ecclesiastical law, a patron's act of offering to a bishop, presbytery, or other properly constituted authority a candidate for induction into a benefice. See patronage, 3.
- n. Hence— The nomination by one ecclesiastical authority of a candidate to be appointed by another. In the Protestant Episcopal Church the right of presentation to the bishop is lodged in the vestry or other parish authorities.
- n. The right of presenting a clergyman.
- n. In obstetrics, the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the superior pelvic strait during labor. The most frequent form is vertex presentation, or presentation of the upper and back part of the fetal head. For each presentation there are several positions. See
- n. A cognitive modification of consciousness; an idea; a representation. This use of the word has recently been introduced to translate the German vorstellung, the term used by Wolff to translate the Latin repræsentatio. None of these words has ever been scientifically defined, and they are used, like their synonym idea, with vague variations of meaning. Of these, the following appear to be types: An idea in general; any mental object subject to attention and association. Kant divides presentations (vorstellungen) in this sense into unconscious presentations and perceptions, the latter into sensations and cognitions, the latter again into intuitions and concepts, and the latter into empirical and pure concepts.
- n. A figurate conception; a product of the imagination.
- n. A direct percept; a presentative cognition.
- n. The process of formation of a presentation in sense 7.
- n. Of Christ in the Temple, a festival celebrated on February 2d, in the Greek, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and some other churches, commonly called the Feast of the Purification: same as Candlemas.
- n. A direct perception of something in the future; presension.
- n. The act of presenting, or something presented
- n. A dramatic performance
- n. An award given to someone on a special occasion
- n. A lecture or speech given in front of an audience
- n. 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."
- n. medicine The position of the foetus in the uterus at birth
- n. fencing Offering one's blade for engagement by the opponent
- n. mathematics The specification of a group by generators and relators.
- n. The act or right of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a setting forth; an offering; bestowal.
- n. exhibition; representation; display; appearance; semblance; show.
- n. rare That which is presented or given; a present; a gift, .
- n. (Eccl.) The act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of presenting a clergyman.
- n. (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.
- n. the act of presenting a proposal
- n. the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it
- n. a visual representation of something
- n. (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal
- n. the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
- n. formally making a person known to another or to the public
- n. a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
- From Old French presentation (French présentation), from Latin praesentātiōnem, accusative singular of praesentātiō ("representation, exhibition"). (Wiktionary)
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