showing

noun show·ing \ ˈshō-iŋ \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of showing

1 a : an act or an instance of putting something (such as an artist's work) on view : display
b : the presentation of a motion picture
c : show 5
  • fashion showings
2 : performance, record
  • made a good showing in competition
3 a : a statement or presentation of a case

Examples of showing in a Sentence

  1. The movie's last showing tonight is at 10:30.

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First Known Use of showing

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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SHOWING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of showing for English Language Learners

  • : the act of making a movie, television show, piece of art, etc., available for the public to see

  • : a performance or appearance of a particular kind


Law Dictionary

showing

noun show·ing

legal Definition of showing

: an act or instance of establishing through evidence and argument
  • appears to require a more specific showing of need by those who seek to perform drug-testing
  • —D. A. Grossbaum
  • failed to make a prima facie showing of a constitutional violation warranting suppression of the evidence


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