Definition of showing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHōiNG/


1The action of showing something or the fact of being shown: German shepherd, 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.
1.1A presentation of a movie or television program: 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, broadcast, airing, televising, screening
1.2A performance of a specified quality: a strong second-place showing in a recent Florida straw poll
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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, results, success, achievement


Old English scēawung.

Words that rhyme with showing

easygoing, flowing, going, knowing, mowing, outgoing, sowing, thoroughgoing, toing and froing

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Syllabification: show·ing

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