Display

Definition of Display

Dis`play´
v. t.1.To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
[imp. & p. p. Displayed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Displaying.]
The northern wind his wings did broad display.
- Spenser.
2.(Mil.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into line.
3.To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
His statement . . . displays very clearly the actual condition of the army.
- Burke.
4.To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
Proudly displaying the insignia of their order.
- Prescott.
5.(Print.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
6.To discover; to descry.
And from his seat took pleasure to display
The city so adorned with towers.
- Chapman.
7.(Computers) To output (results or data) in a visible manner on the screen of a monitor, CRT, or other device.
v. i.1.To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
n.1.An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
Having witnessed displays of his power and grace.
- Trench.
2.Ostentatious show; exhibition for effect; parade.
He died, as erring man should die,
Without display, without parade.
- Byron.
3.(Electronics) An electronic device on which the output signal of another electronic device may be presented in a visual form; - also called display device. Typically the display device it is the screen of a cathode-ray tube, as in a computer monitor, but other forms of visual display such as LED or liquid crystal devices are also used. The printed output from a computer or other device is not considered as a display.
4.(Computers) The output signal from a computer program, displayed on a display device. The displayed signal may consist of letters, numbers, or any graphical image.
5.(Biology) a pattern of behavior, such as showing a body part to another animal, by which one animal conveys information to another, as for mating or defense.

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