showcase show‧case [ˈʆəʊkeɪs ǁ ˈʆoʊ-] noun [countable]
an event or situation that is designed to show the good qualities of a person, organization, or product:

• The conference is intended to be a showcase for leading-edge technology.

— showcase verb [transitive] :

• The Olympic Games gave the country an opportunity to showcase its economic achievements.

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showcase UK US /ˈʃəʊkeɪs/ noun [C]
MARKETING a situation or an event that makes it possible for the best features of something to be seen: a showcase for sth »

The North American International Auto Show is a showcase for new technologies related to driving.

a showcase of sth »

The expo will be the largest showcase of green building products ever held.


The forum included a technology showcase, during which participants were provided with hands-on demonstrations.


530 acres of land will be transformed into a showcase city.

COMMERCE in a store, museum, etc., a glass box in which products or objects can be displayed: »

They smashed a glass showcase, took 12 pieces of jewellery and fled.

showcase UK US /ˈʃəʊkeɪs/ verb [T]
MARKETING to show what someone or something is like, especially their best qualities or features: »

We wanted a season that would showcase all the different kinds of things we do.


The 10 finalists are asked a question before judges decide who best showcased her personality and capabilities.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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