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See also: power point and powerpoint


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A presentation graphics software package from Microsoft.

Derived terms[edit]


PowerPoint (plural PowerPoints)

  1. An electronic slide presentation created using the program Microsoft PowerPoint.
    • 2007 July 24, “Capitol Briefing - Rove-Taylor PowerPoint”, in Washington Post:
      The PowerPoint is the summation of Rove's thinking about the 2006 elections, in which Republicans lost 30 seats in the House and six in the Senate
    • 2009 December, Thomas W. L. Hazlett, “We're Number Two?”, in Commentary, volume 128, number 5, page 28:
      Alas, our PowerPoint Generation gravitates to bullet points and two-dimensional bar charts, even as we stumble our way through this multidimensional universe.
    • 2010 December 29, “GHS students attend PSU Art Day”, in Pittsburg Morning Sun:
      Hine showed many of his paintings and pictures in a PowerPoint.
    • 2010 December 30, “Every School Every Thursday”, in DesMoines Register:
      Through the new LEAD21 program, students research and put together a class presentation that will involve creating a PowerPoint and giving a speech based on their particular inquiry topic.


PowerPoint (third-person singular simple present PowerPoints, present participle PowerPointing, simple past and past participle PowerPointed)

  1. (intransitive) To communicate using electronic slides.
    • 2002, Jeff Fessler, “Free "PowerPointing"”, in American Journal of Roentgenology:
      A recent editorial and tips in this journal have extolled the virtues of making clear presentations using computer presentation software, in particular the commercial software PowerPoint (Microsoft, Redmond, WA). AJR readers may be interested to know that free software packages are available that can create professional presentations without furthering our national dependence on a software monopoly.
    • 2010 March 28, “Time for a New Computer? Yes! No Way!”, in Wall Street Journal:
      Levi seems to be able to do all the slide shows and videos and PowerPointing his teachers ask of him -- as long as he's patient with its slow pace
    • 2010, Geraldine Woods, English Grammar For Dummies, page 1:
      As the world is now texting, tweeting, and PowerPointing all over the place, this edition of English Grammar For Dummies shows you how to handle all sorts of electronic communications
  2. (transitive) To present (a topic) by means of electronic slides.
    • 2005, John Elliott; T J Elliott, Decision DNA, number 1, page 105:
      Do they tell a person (as happens in one corporation) that they won't look at any report unless it is “PowerPointed”?
    • 2005, Keith Ferrazzi; Tahl Raz, Never eat alone and other secrets to success: one relationship at a time, page 216:
      In one poignant moment, Hanks is sitting in on an executive meeting at a major toy company, and one vice president is PowerPointing his way through a presentation about a new toy
    • 2008, James Glave, Almost green: how I built an eco-shed, ditched my SUV, alienated ..., page 74:
      As I write this, Gottfried is PowerPointing the concept around a string of high-level development companies across the United States.
    • 2008, Steve Monas; Richard Hooker, Shoestring Venture: The Startup Bible, page 483:
      So we quickly and efficiently did our research and, in a blink of an eye, the “known unknowns” quickly became known and PowerPointed
  3. (transitive) To communicate to (an audience) by electronic slides.
    • 2004, Matthew Symonds; Larry Ellison, Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle, page 247:
      She says the audience has had a long day and has been "PowerPointed out" with one presentation after another from other Oracle executives
    • 2010, Pamela Slim, Escape from Cubicle Nation:
      Now it is time to take your tired-as-hell, PowerPointed-to-death brain and shake things up so that you have the ideas, energy,
    • 2010, Marvin Weisbrod; Sandra Janoff, Future Search: Getting the Whole System in the Room for Vision, ...:
      Instead of being talked at, briefed, and PowerPointed, you will be drawing on your experience, listening to others, and figuring out what it all means

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PowerPoint m (plural PowerPoints)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of powerpoint