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 The company — now best known for its artificial intelligence data center systems — also introduced new tools and software models on the eve of the Computex trade show in Taiwan. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 2 June 2024 To give a couple of specific examples, whether that was going to a trade show on my own dime, flying to Vegas and going to the Magic Trade show and going to network and connect with people and building relationships. Okla Jones, Essence, 19 Apr. 2024 But much like London’s Frieze, Miami’s Art Basel or Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the trade show has increasingly positioned itself as a fashion-adjacent event. Daniel Rodgers, Vogue, 18 Apr. 2024 Shooting targets for sale at the NSSF's annual trade show in Las Vegas in 2012.Ethan Miller / Getty Images file The NRA defends its rejection of the 2022 bill and its approach to gun rights. Suzy Khimm, NBC News, 6 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for trade show 

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trade show was in 1895

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“Trade show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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