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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Enter Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who was in Chicago on Tuesday for a produce industry trade show at McCormick Place. Greg Trotter, chicagotribune.com, "In Chicago, Trump’s ag secretary says pain from China trade fight ‘a temporary situation’," 26 June 2018 Interest in Phantom Auto’s teleoperation-as-a-service platform kicked off in January when the company conducted its first public demonstrations on the streets of Las Vegas during CES, the massive annual tech trade show. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Why Self-Driving Car Companies Are Eyeing This Remote Driving Startup," 12 June 2018 In any case, the new strain is to be introduced next month at the regional High Times Cannabis Cup, a trade show and superior-weed competition. Sarah Lyall, BostonGlobe.com, "For Meghan Markle’s American family, a relentless UK glare," 16 May 2018 Includes 80 educational workshops for farmers and consumers with special attention this year to new farmers, urban farming, a trade show and more. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Plum (or Mango) and Cucumber Salad (recipe)," 31 Jan. 2018 This explains why a guy with a spacesuit has been appearing at HP trade show booths: NASA launched the two Spaceborne Computer servers into orbit on a SpaceX Dragon capsule in 2017. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "The Saga of a Stranded Space Station Supercomputer," 18 Mar. 2019 Chief Executive Satya Nadella was in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry’s biggest trade show, to unveil a new version of Microsoft’s HoloLens headset Sunday. Jay Greene, WSJ, "Microsoft’s Hype Strategy for HoloLens Is to Avoid It," 24 Feb. 2019 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

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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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