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public display of affection

A physical act of intimacy between a romantic couple done in the view of others. Often shortened to the abbreviation "PDA." I really wish you didn't have such a hang-up over public displays of affection—no one cares if we have a quick kiss out in the open! When we go out, my girlfriend is always trying to hold my hand or kiss me, even though she knows that any public display of affection makes me uncomfortable. I don't mind PDAs in general, but teenagers take it way too far.
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display (something) to (someone)

To show or present something to someone. I display my diplomas in my office so that my clients immediately see my credentials.
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display something to someone

to show something to someone. The peacock displayed his tail feathers to the other birds. Would you please display the artwork to the committee?
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on display

In public view; for all to see.
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As these are possibly sweeter than what are occasioned by any other hearty meal, I should take more pains to display them to the reader, if I knew any air to recommend him to for the procuring such an appetite.
There's still time to enjoy the bright lights of the holiday season by checking out some local house displays.
Passive LEP panels are ready for commercial introduction for low-information-content displays such as those used for small appliances and backlights.
will lead the visual display business including projectors, plasma displays and LCD monitors in North America.
The new displays qualify as Windows Vista PREMIUM monitors and are positioned within the company's high-end professional line.
Below, Dorthea White of Tarzana displays a line of Snoopys, trees and snowmen.
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL), the Company that's lighting the way in developing and commercializing OLED technology for flat panel displays, lighting, electronic communications and other opto-electronics with its proprietary PHOLED[TM] phosphorescent OLED technology, is pleased to announce that Dr.
Universal Display's Green PHOLED Emitters in Combination with NSCC's Host Material Offer Excellent Performance for OLED Displays
The collaboration will focus on blue phosphorescent OLED materials for use in displays fabricated through "dry" processing methods, such as vacuum thermal evaporation.
Targeted to radiology, cardiology, nuclear medicine (NM), positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and operating room applications, Planar's Dome EX displays provide the innovation and improved performance required by medical imaging professionals whose needs exceed the capabilities of typical general purpose and commodity displays.
By bringing true commercial-grade performance to this new category of multi-function information displays, NEC Display extends its 20+ years of MultiSync heritage and superior display performance.
Konica Minolta), a Konica Minolta Group's research and development company that leads the way in developing cutting-edge technologies in the field of imaging, and Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL), the company that's lighting the way in developing and commercializing OLED technology for flat panel displays, lighting, electronic communications and other opto-electronics, today announced the strengthening of their collaboration to incorporate Universal Display's proprietary PHOLED[TM] phosphorescent OLED technology into Konica Minolta's white OLED devices.
Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:PANL), a leading developer of organic light emitting diode (OLED) technologies for flat panel displays, lighting, and other opto-electronic applications, today announced it has been awarded a $100,000 contract to provide the U.
The prize, awarded by SID, recognizes Professors Forrest's and Thompson's outstanding scientific achievement in research on flat panel displays, specifically their pioneering research in the area of phosphorescent OLED technology.