Pronunciation: (shō'ing), [key]
1. a show, display, or exhibition.
2. the act of putting something on display.
3. a performance or record considered for the impression it makes: She made a bad showing in high school but did better in college.
4. a setting forth or presentation, as of facts or conditions.
5. Also called show' piece". a rock specimen revealing the presence of a certain mineral.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.