• (America, British, Canada) IPA: /ˌpɹɛzənˈteɪʃən/, /ˌpɹizənˈteɪʃən/


  1. The act of presenting, or something presented
    • Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere desires.
  2. A dramatic performance
  3. An award given to someone on a special occasion
  4. Money given as a wedding gift.
  5. A lecture or speech given in front of an audience
  6. (medicine) The symptoms and other possible indications of disease, trauma, etc., that are exhibited by a patient who has sought, or has otherwise come to, the attention of a physician, e.g., "Thirty-four-year-old male presented in the emergency room with slight fever, dilated pupils, and marked disorientation."
  7. (medicine) The position of the foetus in the uterus at birth
  8. (fencing) Offering one's blade for engagement by the opponent
  9. (mathematics) The specification of a group by generators and relators.
  10. The act or right of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice.
    • If the bishop admits the patron's presentation, the clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him.
  11. (immunology) The preparation of antigen fragments during the immune response
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