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 An ill-fitting pair can transform you into a harried salesman at a trade show or Napoleon Dynamite. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 Evoc Sports of Germany introduced the Commute Air Pro 18 at the IAA Mobility trade show in Munich. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Sep. 2021 After recently returning from a massive industry trade show, Session still stood out as a brand that didn’t look like anyone else on the floor. Katie Shapiro, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Owner Tony Loeffler connected with the Tempe company two years ago at a trade show in Orlando. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 20 Aug. 2021 At the trade show, Clearfield also is showing a seven-foot-tall power cabinet, designed to work with fiber lines from any manufacturer. Evan Ramstad, Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 Indeed, even with a trade show, a lot of selling and buying these days, and especially the actual transactions, are done digitally. Tim Bajarin, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 The industry-ites on hand seemed happy to get down to business watching distributor movie slate presentations; sizing up the CinemaCon trade show of service and equipment venders; and behind-the-scenes private meeting face-to-face. Robert Marich, Variety, 24 Aug. 2021 Andy Jassy usually starts his keynote at’s cloud-computing trade show with what amounts to a tedious infomercial for corporate software. Matt Day And Bloomberg, Fortune, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of trade show

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trade show was in 1895

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21 Sep 2021

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“Trade show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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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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