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dis·play  audio  (d-spl) KEY 

dis·played, dis·play·ing, dis·plays
    1. To present or hold up to view.
    2. Computer Science To provide (information or graphics) on a screen.
  1. To give evidence of; manifest.
  2. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off.
  3. To be endowed with (an identifiable form or character): a shrub that displays hardiness.
  4. To express, as by gestures or bodily posture: a smirk that displayed contempt.
  5. To spread out; unfurl: The peacock displayed its fan.
Computer Science To provide information or graphics on a screen: a personal computer that displays and prints.
    1. The act of displaying.
    2. A public exhibition.
    3. Objects or merchandise set out for viewing by the public.
  1. A demonstration or manifestation: a display of temper.
    1. Biology A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation.
    2. An instance of such behavior.
  2. Ostentatious exhibition.
  3. An advertisement or headline designed to catch the eye.
    1. Computer Science A video display.
    2. A visual representation of information.

Middle English displayen, from Anglo-Norman despleier, from Medieval Latin displicre, to unfold, from Latin, to scatter : dis-, apart ; see dis- + plicre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots

display, array, panoply, parade, pomp

These nouns denote an impressive or ostentatious exhibition: a tasteless display of wealth; an array of diamond rings; a panoply of medals; a parade of knowledge and virtue; ceremonial pomp. See also Synonyms at show.

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