trade show


Definition of trade show 

: a large exposition to promote awareness and sales of especially new products within an industry a computer trade show

Examples of trade show in a Sentence

The company unveiled a new product at the annual trade show this week.

Recent Examples on the Web

Other machines offer products that are hard to find elsewhere, including Buffalo Wool Co., which sells gloves, beanies, socks and other goods made from bison wool online and at trade shows. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Racing for Your Flight but Need a Winter Coat? Try the Airport Vending Machine," 14 Nov. 2018 Like many of the concept campers at trade shows, the Harmony 3 isn’t in production and will likely remain in the design stage for a while. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Chic camper-trailer includes drop-down queen bed," 27 Aug. 2018 On Friday, Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a 25-minute appearance with Sarah Robb O'Hagan, chief executive of Flywheel Sports, at the National Retail Federation trade show. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Serena Williams insists she did not receive coaching in interview addressing US Open final," 16 Sep. 2018 The dustup started when Intel, the world’s leading chipmaker, gave a keynote address at the Computex trade show in Taiwan Tuesday, just a few hours before AMD took the stage. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "How Intel May Have Mislead Video Gamers With a New Chip Demonstration," 8 June 2018 But that chip was specifically designed for phones, while the new 850—powered by a 2.95GHz Kryo CPU—was optimized for the PC, Miguel Nunes, senior director of product management at Qualcomm, said in advance of the Computex trade show in Taipei. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high," 4 June 2018 Camming’ models sunbathe in the pool at the SLS South Beach hotel during the Cam Con trade show in Miami Beach. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "'Cam Con' exposes a booming biz Florida doesn't talk about: selling live sex on line," 25 May 2018 PiviP is billed as a gaming conference and tournament featuring esports, a trade show and cosplay. Sarah Brookbank,, "New gaming tournament and conference coming to Cincinnati in 2019," 6 Apr. 2018 The trade show allowed local designers to meet with overseas textile powerhouses from places like China and bypass intermediaries who typically work out of New York or Los Angeles. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "Miami used to be a textile powerhouse. This L.A. transplant is helping revive it. | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of trade show

1895, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trade show

: a large gathering in which different companies in a particular field or industry show their products to possible customers

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