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display

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈspleɪ/ us  

display verb [T] (ARRANGE)

B1 to arrange something or a collection of things so that it can be seen by the public: Family photographs were displayed on the wall.
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display verb [T] (SHOW)

C2 to show a feeling: My grandfather disapproved of displaying emotion in public. to show words, pictures, etc. on a screen: Retailers should display delivery times and costs on their websites.

display

noun uk   /dɪˈspleɪ/ us  

display noun (ARRANGEMENT)

B1 [C or U] a collection of objects or pictures arranged for people to look at, or a performance or show for people to watch: There's an Egyptian art collection on display (= being shown) at the museum at the moment. a fireworks display
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display noun (SHOW)

C2 [C or U] the fact of someone showing how they feel: There's never much (of a) display of affection between them.B1 [C or U] the way in which words, pictures, etc. are shown electronically, for example on a computer screen: The display problems might be due to a shortage of disk space.
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