What does Presentation mean?

Definitions for Presentation
ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃən, ˌpri zɛn-pre·sen·ta·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Presentation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. presentationnoun

    the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)

    "she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"

  2. presentation, presentment, demonstrationnoun

    a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

    "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"

  3. presentationnoun

    the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it

    "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"

  4. presentationnoun

    the act of presenting a proposal

  5. display, presentationnoun

    a visual representation of something

  6. presentation, introduction, intronoun

    formally making a person known to another or to the public

  7. presentationnoun

    (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal

    "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"


  1. presentationnoun

    The act of presenting, or something presented

  2. presentationnoun

    A dramatic performance

  3. presentationnoun

    An award given to someone on a special occasion

  4. presentationnoun

    A lecture or speech given in front of an audience

  5. presentationnoun

    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."

  6. presentationnoun

    The position of the foetus in the uterus at birth

  7. presentationnoun

    Offering one's blade for engagement by the opponent

  8. presentationnoun

    The specification of a group by generators and relators.

  9. Etymology: From presentation (French présentation), from praesentationem, accusative singular of praesentatio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Presentationnoun

    Etymology: presentation, Fr. from present.

    Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere desires, as a mean of procuring desired effects at the hands of God. Richard Hooker.

    He made effectual provision for recovery of advowsons and presentations to churches. Matthew Hale.

    What, shall the curate controul me? have not I the presentation? John Gay.

    These presentations of fighting on the stage, are necessary to produce the effects of an heroick play. Dryden.

    Although in sundry animals, we deny not a kind of natural meteorology, or innate presentation both of wind and weather, yet that proceeding from sense, they cannot retain that apprehension after death. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. Presentation

    A presentation is the process of communicating a topic to an audience. It is typically a demonstration, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, or to build good will or to present a new idea or product. The term can also be used for a formal or ritualized introduction or offering, as with the presentation of a debutante. Presentations in certain formats are also known as keynote address.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presentationnoun

    the act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a setting forth; an offering; bestowal

  2. Presentationnoun

    exhibition; representation; display; appearance; semblance; show

  3. Presentationnoun

    that which is presented or given; a present; a gift, as, the picture was a presentation

  4. Presentationnoun

    the act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of presenting a clergyman

  5. Presentationnoun

    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

  6. Etymology: [L. praesentatio a showing, representation: cf. F. prsentation.]


  1. Presentation

    Presentation is the act of introducing via speech and various additional means new information to an audience. Usually presentations are used in seminars, courses and various other organizational scheduled meetings.

Editors Contribution

  1. presentation

    An act of presenting.

    The presenting was easy and simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

  2. presentation

    To show or display data, facts, information, research or statistics on a type of software.

    The directors role was appointed as she provided an excellent presentation as to the future vision, strategy, plan, processes, procedures, structures and systems for the current and future business change and development.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Presentation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3250

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Presentation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2130

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Presentation' in Nouns Frequency: #1155

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Presentation in a Sentence

  1. Seb Coe:

    We have to address that -- in fact we were discussing exactly that issue in the council meeting last week, we must not confuse a one-day event with our championships but it is all about presentation if we want young people to engage in our sport.

  2. Thomas Mann:

    It is impossible for ideas to compete in the marketplace if no forum for their presentation is provided or available.

  3. The White House:

    Since the Speaker has chosen to tear this Nation apart with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actions and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rhetoric, the President will not participate in moments where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi so often chooses to drive discord and disunity, and will instead celebrate the rich history and strong ties between the United States and Ireland at The White House on March 12, the relationship between our two countries has never been stronger, and the President looks forward to welcoming the Prime Minister of Ireland for the annual Shamrock Bowl presentation.

  4. World Endurance Championship:

    New ground has been broken in the world of esports in terms of its size, presentation and visibility across the world.

  5. Emily Bucholz:

    Although the reasons for these disparities are unclear, they may be related to racial disparities in access to care, differences in clinical presentation or procedural indications between minorities and whites, physician biases, or patient preferences.

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