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 (prĕz′ən-tā′shən, prē′zən-)
a. The action of presenting something: the presentation of awards.
b. The style or manner with which something is offered for consideration or display: "These truths are not amenable to scientific presentation" (Karen Armstrong).
2. Something that is presented, especially:
a. A theatrical or cinematic production.
b. A demonstration, lecture, or speech: gave a presentation on drug abuse.
3. A formal introduction of someone to others, as at court.
4. Ecclesiastical The act or right of naming a cleric to a benefice.
5. Medicine
a. The position of the fetus in the uterus at birth with respect to the mouth of the uterus.
b. A symptom or sign or a group of symptoms or signs that is evident during a medical examination: The patient's presentation was consistent with a viral illness.
c. The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition: the presentation of thyroid disease during pregnancy.

pres′en·ta′tion·al adj.
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Adj.1.presentational - of or relating to a presentation (especially in psychology or philosophy); "what Whitehead calls `perception in the presentational immediacy'"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics


[ˌprezənˈteɪʃənəl] ADJrelativo a la presentación
from a presentational point of viewdesde el punto de vista de la presentación
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Our key presentational points then might include: The Republic of Ireland was unable to meet their end of the bargain.
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Mark Mitchell, head of business at Greenhead College, was impressed by the presentational skills and business acumen of the students taking part.
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The video was created for presentational, educational and training purposes.
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In keeping with the presentational style of the poster perhaps Mr Balls might care to share his piano skills with the audience - perhaps a rendition of 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside'.