• an Asiatic Chief is Presented to KhnÛmhotpÛ By Nofirhoptu, and by Khiti, the Superintendent of The Huntsmen
    an Asiatic Chief is Presented to KhnÛmhotpÛ By Nofirhoptu, and by Khiti, the Superintendent of The Huntsmen
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n presentation a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view "the presentation of new data","he gave the customer a demonstration"
    • n presentation the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward) "she gave the trophy but he made the presentation"
    • n presentation a visual representation of something
    • n presentation (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
    • n presentation the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it "he prepared his presentation carefully in advance"
    • n presentation the act of presenting a proposal
    • n presentation formally making a person known to another or to the public
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Present Cathedral, Cologne Present Cathedral, Cologne
Bringing a present of flowers Bringing a present of flowers
Past and Present Members for Woodstock Past and Present Members for Woodstock

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Santa Claus has a brother named Bells Nicholas who brings presents to children on New Year's Eve.
    • Presentation exhibition; representation; display; appearance; semblance; show. "Under the presentation of the shoots his wit."
    • Presentation That which is presented or given; a present; a gift, as, the picture was a presentation .
    • Presentation (Eccl) The act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of presenting a clergyman. "If the bishop admits the patron's presentation , the clerk so admitted is next to be instituted by him."
    • Presentation The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a setting forth; an offering; bestowal. "Prayers are sometimes a presentation of mere desires."
    • Presentation (Med) The particular position of the child during labor relatively to the passage though which it is to be brought forth; -- specifically designated by the part which first appears at the mouth of the uterus; as, a breech presentation .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Shirly Temple received 135,000 presents on her 8th birthday.
    • n presentation The act, especially the ceremonious act, of presenting a gift, prize, trophy, donation, or the like: as, the presentation of a medal to a fireman; the presentation of a stand of colors to a regiment; the presentation of an organ to a church.
    • n presentation The act of presenting or offering as for recognition, acceptance, etc.
    • n presentation That which is presented; a gift; an offering.
    • n presentation A representation; exhibition; appearance; show; semblance.
    • n presentation In ecclesiastical law, a patron's act of offering to a bishop, presbytery, or other properly constituted authority a candidate for induction into a benefice. See patronage, 3.
    • n presentation Hence— The nomination by one ecclesiastical authority of a candidate to be appointed by another. In the Protestant Episcopal Church the right of presentation to the bishop is lodged in the vestry or other parish authorities.
    • n presentation The right of presenting a clergyman.
    • n presentation In obstetrics, the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the superior pelvic strait during labor. The most frequent form is vertex presentation, or presentation of the upper and back part of the fetal head. For each presentation there are several positions. See position, 10.
    • n presentation A cognitive modification of consciousness; an idea; a representation. This use of the word has recently been introduced to translate the German vorstellung, the term used by Wolff to translate the Latin repræsentatio. None of these words has ever been scientifically defined, and they are used, like their synonym idea, with vague variations of meaning. Of these, the following appear to be types: An idea in general; any mental object subject to attention and association. Kant divides presentations (vorstellungen) in this sense into unconscious presentations and perceptions, the latter into sensations and cognitions, the latter again into intuitions and concepts, and the latter into empirical and pure concepts.
    • n presentation A figurate conception; a product of the imagination.
    • n presentation A direct percept; a presentative cognition.
    • n presentation The process of formation of a presentation in sense 7.
    • n presentation Of Christ in the Temple, a festival celebrated on February 2d, in the Greek, Roman Catholic, Anglican, and some other churches, commonly called the Feast of the Purification: same as Candlemas.
    • n presentation A direct perception of something in the future; presension.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st Academy Awards were presented in 1927.
    • n Presentation act of presenting: a setting forth, as of a truth: representation: the act or the right of presenting to a benefice: the appearance of a particular part of the fetus at the superior pelvic strait during labour
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  • William Allen White
    William Allen White
    “The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.”
  • Christopher Ricks
    Christopher Ricks
    “When a language creates -- as it does -- a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.”
  • Antoine Rivarol
    “Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.”
  • Robert Collier
    “As fast as each opportunity presents itself, use it! No matter how tiny an opportunity it may be, use it!”
  • Rosamond Lehmann
    Rosamond Lehmann
    “One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.”
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    “I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.”


No time like the present - If people say that there's no time like the present , they believe that it is far better to do something now than to leave it for later, in which case it might never get done.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praesentatio, a showing, representation: cf. F. présentation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. præsentārepræsens.


In literature:

It was presented to an ancestor of the present owner.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
He came back to the present with a gasp.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
For twenty yards he scrutinized every inch of the ground and presently found indications of a motor bicycle.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
And either you join a friend standing near, or he presents you, if you are a man, to a lady; or if you are a lady, he presents a man to you.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
There is no specimen at present in the Museum.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
Presently he came back.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
Presently the drake who led them touched bottom, and his red-gold webs appeared.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Presents and Solemnities on the Occasion.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
J.B. and R. Cadell present.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Presently the heavy cloud upon his brain lifted.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley

In poetry:

The present meets the past,
The future, too, is there;
The first enclasps the last
And never folds fore'er.
""To-Morrows"" by Abram Joseph Ryan
That's a very true remark—
On the merits of his pleadings
We're at present in the dark!
Ha! ha!—ha! ha!
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He will present our souls,
Unblemished and complete,
Before the glory of his face,
With joys divinely great.
"Hymn 51" by Isaac Watts
It reaches earth and heaven
Through heart and soul of man,
It lives beyond the present--
Eternity doth span.
"Needs And Powers" by Jared Barhite
In a far land upon a day,
Where never snow did fall,
Three kings went riding on the way
Bearing presents all.
"In a Far Land Upon a Day" by Eleanor Farjeon
Though I have not all I would,
Though to greater bliss I go,
Every present gift of good
To Eternal Love I owe.
"Tender Mercies" by Anna Laetitia Waring

In news:

A Jim Hubbard/Sarah Schulman presentation.
The training days will be held at Adlib 's Liverpool HQ and will be presented by Frank Schotman from HES Europe.
Some folks get jewels for Christmas, but the lucky ones who receive The Toy Shoppe will get a jewel of a present.
George Packer's Betrayed was named Outstanding Play, and Joshua Schmidt and Jason Loewith's Adding Machine was named Outstanding Musical at the 23rd annual Lucille Lortel Awards, which were presented May 5.
Judging from these photographs of members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, the memory of the 16th president is alive and well.
If so, then "Old School" has presented Ivan Reitman with a case.
My Adonis , currently 22nd on the graded stakes earnings list among horses still under consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum.
Raven Rocks Gallery presents JEWELS OF THE ISLE through July 5.
The award was presented on Aug 15, 2001, at the Association's annual Air Safety Forum.
Presentations will be judged on originality, clarity, and presentation.
Thune presents Normandy Medals Congressman John Thune presented Jubilee of Liberty medals to Ralph Knutson, Vermillion, and Ronald Bruyer, Burbank during a Veterans Day ceremony in Canton.
Sam Rubin is also a longtime support and friend of KCET as he is the host of "KCET Presents," our Sunday movie night presentation.
Local photographer Paul Fretheim will present stunning views of the Sierra Nevada backcountry using unique, 360-degree, "virtual reality" photography techniques during a presentation at the Eastern California Museum in Independence.
It is a fun and inter­est­ing way to present pro­gram­ming ideas with­out actively pre­sent­ing them to a group.
However, if selected, presenters must be individual members of APHA to present at the Annual Meeting.

In science:

By contrast, while abelian simple groups (i.e., cyclic groups of prime order) have bounded presentations, as well as ones that are short, they cannot have presentations satisfying both of these conditions (cf.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
The PSL(2, p) presentation also was used to obtain a bounded and short presentation for Sn (Section 3.4); when combined with presentations for rank 1 groups the latter was then used to prove the theorem for all groups of large rank (Section 6).
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
The groups 2G2 (q) are obstacles for all of these results: no short or bounded presentation is presently known for them.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
If G has a presentation with x generators and r relations, then H has a presentation with m(x − 1) + 1 generators and mr relations.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
Proof. (i) Part (a) follows from the standard Reidemeister-Schreier algorithm [MKS, Secs. 6.3, 6.4]: the given presentation for G produces an explicit presentation for H , with the stated numbers of generators and relations.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach