What is handout?

  • (noun): An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation.
    Synonyms: press release, release
    See also — Additional definitions below

Handout

A handout is something given freely or distributed free. It can refer to materials handed out for presentation purposes or to a charitable gift, among other things.

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Visual Communication - Visual Aids - Visual Aids Media: Simple To Advanced
... Handouts Handouts can also display charts, graphs, pictures, or illustrations ... An important aspect of the use of a handout is that a person can keep a handout with them long after the presentation is over ... Passing out handouts, however, can be extremely distracting ...
Handout
... A handout is something given freely or distributed free ... During the Great Depression, many people lived entirely on handouts of one kind or another ... a system of signs and symbols to describe the nature, quantity, and availability of handouts ...

More definitions of "handout":

  • (noun): Giving money or food or clothing to a needy person.