noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act of presenting b. the act, power, or privilege especially of a patron of applying to the bishop or ordinary for instituting someone into a benefice 2. something presented: as a. a symbol or image that represents something b. something offered or given ; gift c. something set forth for the attention of the mind d. a descriptive or persuasive account (as by a salesman of a product) e. a presenting symptom or group of symptoms <
clinical presentation of appendicitis
3. the position in which the fetus lies in the uterus in labor with respect to the opening of the uterus 4. an immediate object of perception, cognition, or memory 5. often capitalized a church feast on November 21 celebrating the presentation of the Virgin Mary in the temple 6. the method by which radio, navigation, or radar information is given to the operator (as the pilot of an airplane) • presentational adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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