I. noun Date: 1835 1. a glazed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting wares in a store or articles in a museum 2. a setting, occasion, or medium for exhibiting something or someone especially in an attractive or favorable aspect II. transitive verb (showcased; showcasing) Date: 1945 to exhibit especially in an attractive or favorable aspect <
showcase new talent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • showcase — I UK [ˈʃəʊˌkeɪs] / US [ˈʃoʊˌkeɪs] noun [countable] Word forms showcase : singular showcase plural showcases 1) an event that emphasizes the good qualities of someone or something The exhibition is a showcase for British exports. 2) a box or piece …   English dictionary

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