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[n] a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
[n] the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward); "she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"
[n] a visual representation of something
[n] (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
[n] the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it; "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
[n] the act of presenting a proposal
[n] formally making a person known to another or to the public

Misc. Definitions

\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.

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