trade show

noun

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.

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Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, had in previous years launched its new Galaxy S phones at a Barcelona mobile trade show in late February. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "Samsung to Show Off Its New Foldable Phone in February," 10 Jan. 2019 In January, Byton unveiled its tech-centric all-electric SUV concept at the big tech trade show CES. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Electric Vehicle Startup Byton Raises $500 Million in Funding to Meet Production Goals," 11 June 2018 The first completely electric motorhome is ready for consumers and is set to debut at a German trade show in January 2019. Megan Barber, Curbed, "World’s first fully electric RV will debut in 2019," 14 Dec. 2018 Refining companies that missed out on the Canadian trade showed it in their results. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Once a ‘Dog,’ Refining Becomes Driver of Oil Profits," 5 Nov. 2018 That expansion would allow the Wisconsin Center to attract more conventions and trade shows, which would generate more spending by visitors, the report said. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee convention center expansion plan gets renderings, cost estimates — but still no financing," 15 June 2018 Other events held at the fairgrounds include trade shows, crab feeds, medieval armed combat, meetings and seasonal fairs. Ed Fletcher, sacbee, "Placer County is growing fast, but its fairgrounds were dated. Then came a $10M renovation," 1 May 2018 The video above, released ahead of the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference and trade show in October, showcases the main competing designs. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of These Aircraft Will Be the Army's Next Helicopter," 28 Sep. 2016 At a mega-trade show in China, global businesses and political leaders were looking for hints of Xi Jinping's strategy ahead of planned trade talks with President Trump. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "A China Trade Deal or a New Cold War?," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of trade show

1895, in the meaning defined above

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trade show

noun

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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