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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. 
  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 
  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  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]: 
  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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