Etymology
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presentation (n.)

late 14c., presentacioun, "act of presenting, ceremonious giving of a gift, prize, etc.," from Old French presentacion (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin praesentationem (nominative praesentatio) "a placing before," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin praesentare "to present, show, exhibit," literally "to place before," from stem of praesens (see present (adj.)).

The meaning "that which is offered or presented" is from mid-15c.; that of "a theatrical or other representation" is recorded from c. 1600. Related: Presentational.

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Definitions of presentation

presentation (n.)
the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward);
she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
presentation (n.)
a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view;
the presentation of new data
presentation (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
presentation (n.)
the act of presenting a proposal;
presentation (n.)
a visual representation of something;
Synonyms: display
presentation (n.)
formally making a person known to another or to the public;
Synonyms: introduction / intro
presentation (n.)
(obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal;
Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations
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