Definition of “presentation” - English Dictionary

“presentation” in British English

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presentationnoun

uk /ˌprez.ənˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌprez.ənˈteɪ.ʃən/

presentation noun (EVENT)

B1 [ C ] a talk giving information about something:

The speaker gave an interesting presentation on urban transport.

B2 [ C ] an occasion when prizes, qualifications, etc. are formally given to those who have won or achieved them:

The presentation of prizes and certificates will take place in the main hall.

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(Definition of “presentation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“presentation” in American English

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presentationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌprez·ənˈteɪ·ʃən, ˌpriˌzen-/

the act of giving or showing something, or the way in which something is given or shown:

[ C ] a multimedia presentation
[ C ] After the sales presentation, the board had a number of questions.
[ U ] Presentation of the awards takes place at a banquet in June.
[ U ] Both the food and its presentation were excellent.

(Definition of “presentation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“presentation” in Business English

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presentationnoun

uk /ˌprezənˈteɪʃən/ us

[ C ] a talk to a group in which information about a new product, plan, etc. is presented:

give/make/do a presentation I made a presentation to the board, but sadly it was rejected.
They gave a PowerPoint presentation explaining what they hoped to accomplish.
sales/strategy presentation Closing a sale constitutes the objective of any sales presentation.

[ U ] the way in which someone or something appears or is shown:

Presentation is important if you want people to buy your products.
business/corporate/public presentation The most important place to spend money is on business presentation, meaning the quality of your stationery, business cards, brochures, etc.

(Definition of “presentation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)