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English definition of “show”

show

verb (PUBLIC EVENT)    /ʃəʊ/ US  /ʃoʊ/ (showed, shown)
[T] to make an artist's work available for the public to see : Our aim is to make it easier for young unknown artists to show their work .Exhibiting and exhibitions [I or T] If a cinema or a television station shows a film or programme , or if a film or programme is showing somewhere , you can see it there: It's the first time this film has been shown on British television . Now showing at a cinema near you!Cinema - general wordsExhibiting and exhibitions
(Definition of show verb (PUBLIC EVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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