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[n] something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
[n] a visual representation of something
[n] an electronic device that represents information in visual form
[n] something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
[n] exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
[n] behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"
[v] 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.."
[v] make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"
[v] attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\Dis*play"\, v. i. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration. --Shak.
\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.

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