Definition of showing in English:

showing

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action of showing something, or the fact of being shown.

    ‘Alsatian dog, championship quality, excellent results in showing’
    • ‘This is what has led to such drab and lifeless showing by usually great teams.’
    • ‘This is the first showing outside the capital and promises to impress even the most jaded fashion follower and style guru.’
    • ‘This is what the committees were designed for, and they appear - on this showing - to be working.’
    • ‘The dismal showing detailed by the institute plays no part in this reconstructed history.’
    • ‘Minh Nguyen came to the Yukon with her showing of her work at Yukon Arts Center.’
    • ‘That is anyone's guess but both teams know there is room for vast improvement on this showing.’
    • ‘Make no mistake about it this was every bit as bad as their showing at Pairc Uí Rinn a couple of weeks ago.’
    • ‘Their efforts backfired and resulted in the largest showing ever for religious parties in Pakistan.’
    • ‘The wildlife channels do not want mere showing of animals or their behaviour.’
    1. 1.1count noun A presentation of a cinema film or television programme.
      ‘another showing of the three-part series’
      • ‘Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center dug up a pristine copy of this classic film and scheduled two showings; I was one of the lucky few who got a chance to see it.’
      • ‘Such added features as round tables, film and video showings, demonstration classes, and public rehearsals are being considered.’
      • ‘Some Church leaders have already been privy to advanced showings of the film.’
      • ‘So, yeah, it's pretty much my favorite new show and showing all the time on MTV.’
      • ‘The three days of special film showings and seminars ended November 12.’
      • ‘The makers of the film are guilty of art house pretension and are sentenced to eternal showings at film festivals where they are likely happiest anyway.’
      • ‘There was only one showing of the movie in Hawaii, so I really want to know when it will be available to own.’
      • ‘Until this year the series was available only at film festivals and special showings.’
      • ‘We should try and disrupt showings of his films at cinemas, and egg him when he appears in public.’
      • ‘How well a film does on its opening weekend often determines how long the theatre will chose to keep it showing.’
      • ‘The idea that this might lead to showings in cinemas across the US is very welcome.’
      • ‘Even in art house showings, the film was always in the pan and scan rather than the wide-screen release that I kept reading about.’
      • ‘Now Jewish groups and schools are being given special showings of an extraordinary film which chronicles Niemann's journey in search of her father.’
      • ‘By far, the biggest improvement on the after-party from the summer was the addition of film showings at Brewvies, my favorite movie theater ever.’
      • ‘Imaginative ways of bring people together should be explored, such as picnics, cultural events, film showings, and regular newsletters to keep people in touch.’
      • ‘Aside from sporadic showings at film festivals, his work has never been seen in the United States until now.’
      • ‘As for successful series, they tend to be shown around six months after their US showing.’
      • ‘Reports flashed up in cinemas, ending the showings as a mark of respect and phone calls were made to family, friends and team-mates.’
      • ‘There are also showings of TV programmes from 1968.’
      • ‘Selby would have Sunday cinema showings in the winter.’
      presentation, appearance, broadcast, airing, televising, staging, playing, production, demonstration, performance
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    2. 1.2count noun, with adjective A performance of a specified quality.
      ‘despite poor opinion poll showings, the party selected him as its candidate’
      • ‘On this showing though, Glasgow Hawks have little to fear in the months ahead.’
      • ‘Our better performances go unrewarded and our poor showings become catastrophic.’
      • ‘A diabolical first half showing left the Mourne team with just too much to do after the break.’
      • ‘Upbeat sentiment returned to the market only after the protest turned out to be a bluff, driven by politicians disillusioned with the poor showings of their parties in the election.’
      • ‘But this showing does not live up to the promise of their earlier set pieces.’
      • ‘Lynagh, a member of Australia's 1991 World Cup-winning side, said Larkham's recent poor showings are affecting his team mates.’
      • ‘On this showing, the former Gateshead prop could well become a firm favourite with the York faithful.’
      • ‘The current travails of the stock market and relatively poor showings of several recent high-profile flotations may be temporarily swaying Wavegen's hand.’
      • ‘What is your polling showing about whether you're getting any kick out of that line?’
      • ‘Speaking during his visit, Mr Noonan said that they were not too concerned about recent poll showings, given that they were within the margin of error allowed.’
      • ‘Bangladesh's poor showing with the bat is the result of a poor domestic cricket structure.’
      • ‘At the start of the campaign, this would have been considered a strong showing.’
      • ‘It was a classy goal and Hibs followed it up with a thoroughly commanding first half showing which lacked only another goal.’
      • ‘The identity of their opponents remains problematical, but on this showing, they will not be clad in green and gold.’
      • ‘Like McGeady, but at the other end of the age spectrum, Lennon's vigorous showing belied his years.’
      • ‘Steady in defence, but a greater involvement could have enhanced Scotland's overall showing.’
      • ‘If the season so far is any indication, the Warriors will have a strong showing.’
      • ‘No-one, especially coach Alan Jones, is ruling out another impressive showing.’
      performance, track record, record, results, success, achievement, conduct, reputation
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    3. 1.3 The way in which something is argued or represented.
      ‘even on their own showing and by their own admission, the evidence for this is very weak’

Origin

Old English scēawung.

Pronunciation

showing

/ˈʃəʊɪŋ/