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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Presentation  \Pres`en*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  praesentatio  a  showing, 
  representation:  cf  F.  pr['e]sentation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  presenting,  or  the  state  of  being  presented;  a 
  setting  forth;  an  offering;  bestowal. 
 
  Prayers  are  sometimes  a  presentation  of  mere 
  desires.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  Hence  exhibition;  representation;  display;  appearance; 
  semblance;  show 
 
  Under  the  presentation  of  the  shoots  his  wit. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  presented  or  given  a  present;  a  gift,  as 
  the  picture  was  a  presentation.  [R.] 
 
  4.  (Eccl.)  The  act  of  offering  a  clergyman  to  the  bishop  or 
  ordinary  for  institution  in  a  benefice;  the  right  of 
  presenting  a  clergyman. 
 
  If  the  bishop  admits  the  patron's  presentation,  the 
  clerk  so  admitted  is  next  to  be  instituted  by  him 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  5.  (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;  as  a  breech 
  presentation. 
 
  {Presentation  copy},  a  copy  of  a  book,  engraving,  etc., 
  presented  to  some  one  by  the  author  or  artist,  as  a  token 
  of  regard. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  presentation 
  n  1:  the  activity  of  presenting  something 
  2:  the  act  of  making  something  publicly  available;  presenting 
  news  or  other  information  by  broadcasting  or  printing  it 
  "he  prepared  his  presentation  carefully  in  advance" 
  3:  the  act  of  presenting  something  "he  gave  the  customer  a 
  demonstration"  [syn:  {presentment},  {demonstration}] 
  4:  the  act  of  presenting  a  proposal 
  5:  a  visual  representation  of  something  [syn:  {display}] 
  6:  formally  making  a  person  known  to  another  or  to  the  public 
  [syn:  {introduction},  {intro}] 




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