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Dictionary Definition

demonstration

Noun

1 a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration" [syn: presentation, presentment]
2 a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
3 a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war" [syn: manifestation]
4 proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion [syn: monstrance]
5 a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response" [syn: demo]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From demonstrationem (from verb demonstrare, "show" or "explain", from prefix de-, "of" or "concerning", + verb monstrare, "show").

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something.
  2. An event at which something will be demonstrated.
  3. A public display of group opinion.

Translations

act
event
public display
* Swedish: demonstration

Danish

Noun

demonstration

Extensive Definition

Demonstration may refer to:

See also

  • Demo (disambiguation page)
demonstration in Czech: Demonstrace
demonstration in Danish: Demonstration (flertydig)
demonstration in Dutch: Demonstratie
demonstration in Norwegian: Demonstrasjon
demonstration in Russian: Демонстрация

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