Pronunciation: (shō'ing),[key] —n. 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.