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Definition of display noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an arrangement of things in a public place to inform or entertain people or advertise something for sale a beautiful floral display outside the Town Hall a window display a display cabinet
  2. 2an act of performing a skill or of showing something happening, in order to entertain a fireworks display a breathtaking display of acrobatics
  3. 3an occasion when you show a particular quality, feeling, or ability by the way that you behave a display of affection/strength/wealth
  4. 4the words, pictures, etc. shown on a computer screen a high resolution color display see also liquid crystal display, VDT
  5. Idioms put in a place where people can look at it synonym on show Designs for the new sports complex are on display in the library. to put something on temporary/permanent display
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: display