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"display" in British English

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displayverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈspleɪ/

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 ​grandfatherdisapproved of displaying ​emotion in ​public. to show words, ​pictures, etc. on a ​screen: Retailers should display ​deliverytimes and ​costs on ​theirwebsites.

displaynoun

uk   us   /dɪˈspleɪ/

display noun (ARRANGEMENT)

B1 [C or U] a ​collection of ​objects or ​picturesarranged for ​people to ​look at, or a ​performance or show for ​people to ​watch: There's an ​Egyptianartcollection 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 ofaffection between them.B1 [C or U] the way in which words, ​pictures, etc. are ​shownelectronically, for ​example on a ​computerscreen: The display ​problems might be ​due to a ​shortage of ​diskspace.
(Definition of display from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"display" in American English

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displayverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈspleɪ/

display verb [T] (SHOW)

to show something or a ​collection of things in an ​organized way for ​people to ​see: The ​museum displays the ​tools and ​clothes of ​nativeIndians.

display verb [T] (BECOME KNOWN)

to ​let something ​becomeknown by what you say or do, or how you ​look: He doesn’t display much ​emotion.

displaynoun

 us   /dɪˈspleɪ/

display noun (COLLECTION)

[C/U] an ​arrangement or ​collection of one or more things that are ​shown in an ​organized way: [U] Paintings and ​carvings of ​birds and ​animals will be on display in the ​mainballroom of the ​hotel.

display noun (SHOW OF FEELING)

[C] the ​act of ​showing a ​feeling or ​quality by what you say or do, or how you ​look: It was an ​impressive display of ​unity and ​goodwill among ​South Africa’s ​diverselegislators.
(Definition of display from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"display" in Business English

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displaynoun

uk   us   /dɪˈspleɪ/
[C] MARKETING, COMMERCE a ​collection of ​products or ​objectsarranged for ​people to ​look at or ​buy in a ​store: The ​company has ​launched a new ​range of toiletries with a gloriously ​brightgreenin-store display of fresh grass. a display ​window/​shelf/​counter a window display
[U] MARKETING, COMMERCE the ​act of ​arranginggoods or ​objects for ​people to ​look at or ​buy in a ​store: The ​window dresser is ​responsible for choosing ​items for display in the ​stores.
[C or U] IT the words and pictures that you see on a ​computerscreen or other ​piece of ​electronicequipment: Data ​projectorsallow any ​computer display to be shown on large ​screens or white walls in ​class or the school hall. Check the on-screen display to ensure that it makes sense to you.
[C] IT a ​screen that is ​part of a ​computersystem or other ​piece of ​equipment: Watch the ​cashregister display at the ​checkoutcounter to see how much you are ​spending.display monitor/panel/screen He showed me the ​picture on his ​digital camera's display ​screen.
on display MARKETING, COMMERCE arranged for ​people to ​look at or ​buy in a ​store: The ​store is ​increasing the ​number of ​products on display. Computers are put on display at one of the company's ​retailoutlets in the city.

displayverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈspleɪ/
MARKETING, COMMERCE to ​arrangegoods or ​objects for ​people to ​look at or ​buy in a ​store: display prices/products The ​contract with ​retailersgoverns how they display our ​product in ​stores.clearly/prominently displayed At the ​businesspremises, the ​name and ​address of the ​proprietor must be clearly displayed.
IT to show words, pictures, etc. on a ​screen: The 10 ​pages with the ​highest score are displayed on your ​screen. Most ​websites get ​revenue from ​ads displayed to visitors. Retailers should display ​deliverytimes and ​costs on their ​websites.
(Definition of display from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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