Definition of showing in English:


Line breaks: show|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of showing something, or the fact of being shown: Alsatian dog, championship quality, excellent results in showing
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    • Their efforts backfired and resulted in the largest showing ever for religious parties in Pakistan.
    • The wildlife channels do not want mere showing of animals or their behaviour.
    • The dismal showing detailed by the institute plays no part in this reconstructed history.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A presentation of a cinema film or television programme: another showing of the three-part series
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    • Such added features as round tables, film and video showings, demonstration classes, and public rehearsals are being considered.
    • The three days of special film showings and seminars ended November 12.
    • Until this year the series was available only at film festivals and special showings.
    presentation, appearance, broadcast, airing, televising, staging, playing, production, demonstration, performance
  • 1.2 [count noun, with adjective] A performance of a specified quality: despite poor opinion poll showings, the party selected him as its candidate
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    • Lynagh, a member of Australia's 1991 World Cup-winning side, said Larkham's recent poor showings are affecting his team mates.
    • Upbeat sentiment returned to the market only after the protest turned out to be a bluff, driven by politicians disillusioned with the poor showings of their parties in the election.
    • The current travails of the stock market and relatively poor showings of several recent high-profile flotations may be temporarily swaying Wavegen's hand.
    performance, track record, record, results, success, achievement, conduct, reputation
  • 1.3The way in which something is argued or represented: on her own showing she would make a more suitable wife for him than her twin


Old English scēawung.

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