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show

noun
 
 
/ʃəʊ/
ENTERTAINMENT [C] A2 a television or radio programme or a theatre performance: He's got his own show on Channel 5.Spectacles and performancesProgrammes and other broadcasts
PUBLIC EVENT [C] B2 an event at which a group of similar things are brought together for the public to see: a fashion show a flower showExhibiting and exhibitions
a show of sth an expression of a feeling which can be clearly seen by other people: Crowds gathered in the central square in a show of support for the government.Expressing and showing feelings
for show for looking at only, and not for using: The cakes are just for show - you can't eat them.Exhibiting and exhibitions
on show being shown to the public: Her designs are currently on show at the Museum of Modern Art. →  See also chat show , game show , talk show Exhibiting and exhibitions
(Definition of show noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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