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

Alligators are available for sale online and at reptile-trade shows. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "‘We Don’t Need Alligators in Pittsburgh’: Spate of Reptile Escapes Confounds Police," 19 June 2019 The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership released its findings on Colorado on Wednesday at the Outdoor Retailer, a national outdoor recreation trade show that runs through Thursday in Denver. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Analysis shows roughly 80 percent of Colorado trust lands closed to public recreation," 19 June 2019 This trade show is an excellent opportunity to discover burgeoning menswear designers and cool independent brands. James Love, Essence, "These Stylish Black Men Took Florence's Pitti Uomo By Storm," 18 June 2019 Respawn and its parent game publishing company, Electronic Arts, released a new 14-minute video of the game here Saturday in advance of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the massive video game trade show running Tuesday to Thursday. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "E3 2019: In 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,' video game you become a Jedi Knight," 9 June 2019 The first batch of about 30 will include premium laptops, such as a new Dell Precision notebook PC that Intel executives showed off before the trade show began. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Here's what's inside Intel's boundary-pushing 'Project Athena' laptops—and why," 29 May 2019 Its scale was one of the reasons photographer Daniel Tepper was drawn to the massive trade show as a documentary subject. Johnny Simon, Quartz, "Photos: Inside a kaleidoscope of beauty and money at America’s biggest gem show," 6 June 2019 Tuesday provided the latest example: AMD’s share price jumped more than 11% after the company used the Computex trade show in Taiwan over the weekend to unveil its latest PC and graphics processors. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "AMD Needs All Its Chips to Fall Into Place," 28 May 2019 As the biggest camper trade show in the world, the annual event showcases just about every type of camper imaginable, from tiny trailers to huge, expedition-ready caravans. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Finally, a camper that could be towed by an electric car," 29 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of trade show

1895, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2019

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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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