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dis·play / disˈplā/ • v. [tr.] make a prominent exhibition of (something) in a place where it can be easily seen: the palace used to display a series of Flemish tapestries a handwritten notice was displayed in the ticket office. ∎  (of a computer or other device) show (information) on a screen. ∎  give a conspicuous demonstration of (a quality, emotion, or skill): the aggressive kind of baseball he displayed as a player. ∎  [intr.] (of a male bird, reptile, or fish) engage in a specialized pattern of behavior that is intended to attract a mate: she photographed the peacock, which chose that moment to display. • n. 1. a performance, show, or event intended for public entertainment: a display of fireworks. ∎  a collection of objects arranged for public viewing: the museum houses an informative display of rocks | work by lesser-known artists is also on display | [as adj.] a display case. ∎  a notable or conspicuous demonstration of a particular type of behavior, emotion, or skill: a display of great virtuosity. ∎  conspicuous or flashy exhibition; ostentation: a flagrant display of wealth. ∎  a specialized pattern of behavior by the males of some species of birds, reptiles, and fish that is intended to attract a mate: the teal were indulging in delightful courtship displays. ∎  Printing the arrangement and choice of type in a style intended to attract attention. 2. an electronic device for the visual presentation of data: a 17-inch color display | [as adj.] a visual display screen. ∎  the process or facility of presenting data on a computer screen or other device: the processing and display of high volumes of information. ∎  the data shown on a computer screen or other device. DERIVATIVES: dis·play·er n.

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1. A device that can be attached to a computer in order to present transient images – textual or pictorial – on its screen (see text mode, graphics mode). The most widely used display device is the cathode-ray tube with color specified by RGB signals. Although domestic TV receivers have been used as computer-driven displays, it is usual to have specially designed units: for prolonged use by one operator it is necessary to optimize the screen characteristics and provide a sharper and more stable image to avoid unnecessary fatigue.

Other display technologies use flat-panel displays. These include LCDs (liquid-crystal displays), plasma panels, and electroluminescent displays. As costs continue to fall such flat-panel displays are gradually replacing the cathode-ray tube for desktop use.

2. A method of presenting graphical or pictorial images. See raster-scan display, vector display.

3. To make information visible in a temporary form.

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display Stereotyped behaviour, involved in communication, which is largely acquired genetically. It may be associated with courtship, in which physical characteristics (plumage, antlers, etc.) are exhibited by an animal as a means of attracting and securing the co-operation of a sexual partner, deimatic, a threat (e.g. in a bird establishing a territory), or cryptic (i.e. making the animal more difficult to see).

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display Stereotyped behaviour, involved in communication, that is largely acquired genetically. It may be associated with courtship, in which physical characteristics (plumage, antlers, etc.) are exhibited by an animal as a means of attracting and securing the co-operation of a sexual partner, deimatic, a threat (e.g. in a bird establishing a territory), or cryptic (i.e. making the animal more difficult to see).

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display †unfold; expose to view XIV; exhibit, manifest XVI; show off XVII. — OF. despleier (mod. déploier DEPLOY), earlier desplier :- L. displicāre scatter, (medL.) unfold, unfurl, f. DIS- 1, 2 + plicāre fold (see PLY).
Hence sb. XVII.

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Display

a series of things on show; a group of persons participating in some kind of gymnastic, military, or entertainment display. See also array.

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