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dih spleI
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: displays, displaying, displayed
definition 1: to cause to be seen; show.
Artists display their paintings along the sidewalks of New York City.
exhibit, present, show
definition 2: to make known; disclose.
He doesn't like to display his emotions.
demonstrate, disclose, reveal, show, uncover
similar words:
exhibit, expose, prove, reflect
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of displaying.
We had never seen such a display of anger from him.
exhibition, presentation, show
similar words:
demonstration, exposition, flash, revelation
definition 2: anything displayed or brought forth to be seen.
We looked over the display of fine jewelry in the shop window.
array, exhibition
similar words:
exhibit, exposition, parade, presentation, show
definition 3: in computers, the screen on which information is shown, or the information itself.
Please follow the instructions you see on the display.
similar words:
data, monitor, screen
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dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
de-, un-
plic, plex, ply Latin root that means fold, plait