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Topic: COMPUTERS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: despleier, from Latin displicare 'to unfold'

display

2 verb
     
display2 W2
1 [transitive] to show something to people, or put it in a place where people can see it easily:
shop windows displaying the latest fashions
All the exam results will be displayed on the noticeboard.
2 [transitive] to clearly show a feeling, attitude, or quality by what you do or say:
She displayed no emotion on the witness stand.
ten piano pieces, each written to display the talents of individual players
3TDTDTC [transitive] if a computer or something similar displays information, it shows it on its screen:
I pressed 'return' and an error message was displayed.
4 [intransitive] if a male bird or animal displays, it behaves in a particular way as a signal to other birds or animals, especially to attract a female
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