WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
pres•en•ta•tion /ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən, ˌprizɛn-/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. an act of presenting;
    the state of being presented:[uncountable]the presentation of news.
  2. a manner or style of speaking, instructing, or putting oneself forward:[uncountable]Your presentation is all-important during an interview for a job.
  3. [countable] a demonstration to a client of a proposed advertising campaign;
  4. a performance or showing, as of a play or film:[countable]a high-school presentation of Our Town.
  5. [countable] an offering, as of a gift.
  6. [countable] a demonstration, lecture, or welcoming speech, as one of introduction.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
pres•en•ta•tion  (prez′ən tāshən, prē′zen-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an act of presenting.
  2. the state of being presented.
  3. a social introduction, as of a person at court.
  4. an exhibition or performance, as of a play or film.
  5. offering, delivering, or bestowal, as of a gift.
  6. a gift.
  7. a demonstration, lecture, or welcoming speech.
  8. a manner or style of speaking, instructing, or putting oneself forward:His presentation was very poor.
  9. [Com.]the presentment of a bill, note, or the like.
  10. Medicine[Obstet.]
    • the position of the fetus in the uterus during labor.
    • the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the cervix during labor:a breech presentation.
  11. Religion[Eccles.]the act or the right of presenting a member of the clergy to the bishop for institution to a benefice.
  • Late Latin praesentātiōn- (stem of praesentātiō) nomination (of a priest) to a benefice, religious dedication (of a person) by bringing him before God. See present2, -ation
  • Middle English 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

presentation /ˌprɛzənˈteɪʃən/ n
  1. the act of presenting or state of being presented
  2. the manner of presenting, esp the organization of visual details to create an overall impression
  3. a verbal report presented with illustrative material, such as slides, graphs, etc: a presentation on the company results
  4. an offering or bestowal, as of a gift
  5. (as modifier): a presentation copy of a book
  6. a performance or representation, as of a play
  7. the formal introduction of a person, as into society or at court; debut
  8. the act or right of nominating a clergyman to a benefice

ˌpresenˈtational adj

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