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Dictionary Definition

display

Noun

1 something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" [syn: show]
2 something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits of oriental art" [syn: exhibit, showing]
3 an electronic device that represents information in visual form
4 a visual representation of something [syn: presentation]
5 behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"
6 exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"

Verb

1 to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship" [syn: expose, exhibit]
2 make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government" [syn: reveal, show]
3 attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /dɪsˈpleɪ/
  • SAMPA: /dIs"pleI/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology

From despleier, from displicare.

Noun

  1. A show or spectacle.
  2. : An electronic screen that shows graphics or text.

Translations

Related terms

Verb

  1. : To show conspicuously.

Translations

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /'dɪspleɪ/

Noun

display m, n
  1. Display

Extensive Definition

Display may mean one of several things:
display in Danish: Skærm
display in German: Display
display in Spanish: Display (desambiguación)
display in Korean: 디스플레이
display in Japanese: ディスプレイ
display in Slovak: Obrazovka

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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