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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Display  \Dis*play"\,  n. 
  1.  An  opening  or  unfolding;  exhibition;  manifestation. 
 
  Having  witnessed  displays  of  his  power  and  grace. 
  --Trench. 
 
  2.  Ostentatious  show  exhibition  for  effect;  parade. 
 
  He  died,  as  erring  man  should  die,  Without  display, 
  without  parade.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Display  \Dis*play"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Displayed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Displaying}.]  [OE.  displaien  desplaien  OF 
  despleier  desploier  F.  d['e]ployer;  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-)  + 
  pleier  ploier,  plier,  F.  ployer,  plier,  to  fold,  bend,  L. 
  plicare  See  {Ply},  and  cf  {Deploy},  {Splay}.] 
  1.  To  unfold;  to  spread  wide;  to  expand;  to  stretch  out  to 
  spread. 
 
  The  northern  wind  his  wings  did  broad  display. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  extend  the  front  of  (a  column),  bringing  it  into 
  line  --Farrow. 
 
  3.  To  spread  before  the  view;  to  show  to  exhibit  to  the 
  sight,  or  to  the  mind;  to  make  manifest. 
 
  His  statement  .  .  .  displays  very  clearly  the  actual 
  condition  of  the  army.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  To  make  an  exhibition  of  to  set  in  view  conspicuously  or 
  ostentatiously;  to  exhibit  for  the  sake  of  publicity;  to 
  parade. 
 
  Proudly  displaying  the  insignia  of  their  order 
  --Prescott. 
 
  5.  (Print.)  To  make  conspicuous  by  large  or  prominent  type 
 
  6.  To  discover;  to  descry.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  from  his  seat  took  pleasure  to  display  The  city 
  so  adorned  with  towers.  --Chapman. 
 
  Syn:  To  exhibit;  show  manifest;  spread  out  parade;  expand; 
  flaunt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Display  \Dis*play"\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  display;  to  act  as  one  making  a  show  or 
  demonstration.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  display 
  n  1:  something  done  in  order  to  communicate  a  particular 
  impression;  "made  a  display  of  strength";  "a  show  of 
  impatience";  "a  good  show  of  looking  interested"  [syn:  {show}] 
  2:  something  shown  to  the  public;  "the  museum  had  many  exhibits 
  of  oriental  art"  [syn:  {exhibit},  {showing}] 
  3:  a  visual  representation  of  something  [syn:  {presentation}] 
  4:  behavior  that  makes  your  feelings  public;  "a  display  of 
  emotion" 
  5:  exhibiting  openly  in  public  view;  "a  display  of  courage" 
  6:  a  device  that  represents  information  in  visual  form 
  v  1:  to  show  make  visible  or  apparent:  "The  Metropolitan  Museum 
  is  exhibiting  Goya's  works  this  month";  "Why  don't  you 
  show  your  nice  legs  and  wear  shorter  skirts?"  "National 
  leaders  will  have  to  display  the  highest  skills  of 
  statesmanship.."  [syn:  {expose},  {exhibit}] 
  2:  make  clear  and  visible;  "The  article  revealed  the  policies 
  of  the  government"  [syn:  {reveal},  {show}] 
  3:  attract  attention  by  displaying  some  body  part  or  posing;  of 
  animals 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  display 
 
  1.    {monitor}. 
 
  2.    A  vector  of  pointers  to  {activation  record}s. 
  The  Nth  element  points  to  the  activation  record  containing 
  variables  declared  at  {lexical  depth}  N.  This  allows  faster 
  access  to  variables  from  outer  {scope}s  than  the  alternative 
  of  linked  activation  records  (but  most  variable  accesses  are 
  either  local  or  global  or  occasionally  to  the  immediately 
  enclosing  scope).  Displays  were  used  in  some  {ALGOL} 
  implementations. 
 
  (1996-02-22) 
 
 




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