WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
show•ing /ˈʃoʊɪŋ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. the act of putting something on display.
  2. a performance considered for the impression it makes:The first woman candidate from that district made a strong showing at the polls.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
show•ing  (shōing),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a show, display, or exhibition.
  2. the act of putting something on display.
  3. a performance or record considered for the impression it makes:She made a bad showing in high school but did better in college.
  4. a setting forth or presentation, as of facts or conditions.
  5. Also called  show piece′. a rock specimen revealing the presence of a certain mineral.
  • bef. 950; Middle English schewing (gerund, gerundive), Old English scēawung; see show, -ing1


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

showing /ˈʃəʊɪŋ/ n
  1. a presentation, exhibition, or display
  2. manner of presentation; performance



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