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show

noun [C]
 
 
/ʃəʊ/
MARKETING, COMMERCE an event at which goods and services, or information about them, are displayed so that people can decide whether to buy them: a fashion/technology/trade show We try to schedule our show ahead of Tucson so dealers can leave here and go straight there. What is the future of green automotive business at the Detroit auto show?
COMMUNICATIONS a broadcast on television or radio: You can watch reruns of the show on the Internet. a television/TV/radio show a news/reality/cooking showa show about sth We saw a show about the space program.a show on sth I love that new show on the history channel.
a show of hands a situation in which people raise one of their hands to show that they support or agree with something or in order to vote for something: Very few attendees belonged to senior management, according to a show of hands.
on show available for people to see: An exhibition of her photographs is currently on show in London.
→  See also agricultural show , dog and pony show , no-show , roadshow , trade show
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