present

1. To precede or appear first at the os uteri, said of the part of the fetus first felt during examination. 2. To appear for examination, treatment, etc., said of a patient. [L. praesens (-sent-), pres. p. of prae-sum, to be before, be at hand]

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pre·sent pri-'zent vt to show or manifest <patients who \present symptoms of malaria> vi
1 a) to become manifest <Lyme disease often \presents with erythema migrans, fatigue, fever, and chills>
b) to come forward as a patient <he \presented with grossly swollen ankles and large varicose veins (T. E. Greene)>
2) to become directed toward the opening of the uterus used of a fetus or a part of a fetus <babies which \present by breech (Yr. Bk. of Obstetrics & Gynecology)>

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vb.
1. of a patient) to come forward for examination and treatment because of experiencing specific symptoms (presenting symptoms).

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pre·sent (pre-zentґ) [L. praesentare to show] 1. to show or demonstrate. 2. to appear, such as a fetus at the os uteri; see presenting part, under part. 3. to appear, as for an examination or treatment; said of a patient.

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  • Present — Pres ent, a. [F. pr[ e]sent, L. praesens, entis, that is before one, in sight or at hand, p. p. of praeesse to be before; prae before + esse to be. See {Essence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being at hand, within reach or call, within certain contemplated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]sent. See {Present}, a.] 1. Present time; the time being; time in progress now, or at the moment contemplated; as, at this present. [1913 Webster] Past and present, wound in one. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. (Law)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presenting}.] [F. pr[ e]senter, L. praesentare, fr. praesens, a. See {Present}, a.] 1. To bring or introduce into the presence of some one, especially of a superior; to introduce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pres ent, n. [F. pr[ e]sent .] Anything presented or given; a gift; a donative; as, a Christmas present. [1913 Webster] Syn: Gift; donation; donative; benefaction. See {Gift}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , n. (Mil.) The position of a soldier in presenting arms; as, to stand at present. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Present — Pre*sent , v. i. (Med.) To appear at the mouth of the uterus so as to be perceptible to the finger in vaginal examination; said of a part of an infant during labor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PRÉSENT — ENTE. adj. Qui est, qui se rencontre dans le lieu dont on parle. En ce sens, il est opposé à Absent. Selon le dogme catholique, JESUS CHRIST est présent dans l eucharistie. J étais présent lorsque la chose arriva. Tous ceux qui s y trouvèrent… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • PRÉSENT — s. m. Don, tout ce qu on donne gratuitement et par pure libéralité. Présent magnifique. Il leur a fait de grands présents. Il est défendu aux juges de recevoir aucun présent des parties. Se laisser corrompre par des présents. C est un homme qui… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • present — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from presenter Date: 13th century something presented ; gift II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French presenter, from Latin praesentare, from praesent , praesens, adjective Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • PRÉSENT — n. m. Don, tout ce qu’on donne gratuitement et par pure libéralité. Présent magnifique. Il leur a fait de grands présents. Il est défendu aux juges de recevoir aucun présent des parties. Se laisser corrompre par des présents. Donner quelque chose …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Present value — is the value on a given date of a future payment or series of future payments, discounted to reflect the time value of money and other factors such as investment risk. Present value calculations are widely used in business and economics to… …   Wikipedia

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