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pres·en·ta·tion

 (prĕz′ən-tā′shən, prē′zən-)
n.
1.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

presentational

[ˌprezənˈteɪʃənəl] ADJrelativo a la presentación
from a presentational point of viewdesde el punto de vista de la presentación
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