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demonstration

noun dem·on·stra·tion \ˌde-mən-ˈstrā-shən\

: an act of showing someone how something is used or done

: an event in which people gather together in order to show that they support or oppose something or someone

: an act of showing or proving something

Full Definition of DEMONSTRATION

1
:  an act, process, or means of demonstrating to the intelligence: as
a (1) :  conclusive evidence :  proof
(2) :  derivation 5
b :  a showing of the merits of a product or service to a prospective consumer
2
:  an outward expression or display
3
:  a show of armed force
4
:  a public display of group feelings toward a person or cause
dem·on·stra·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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Examples of DEMONSTRATION

  1. I went to a sculpture demonstration last weekend.
  2. One of the instructors gave a demonstration of how to prune a tree.
  3. Would you mind giving us a demonstration so that we can see how the machine works?
  4. He brought along a copy of the software for demonstration.
  5. Students took part in several nonviolent demonstrations against the government.
  6. The latest tests are a clear demonstration that the vaccine works.
  7. Many people sent cards and flowers in demonstration of their sympathy.

First Known Use of DEMONSTRATION

14th century

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DEMONSTRATION Defined for Kids

demonstration

noun dem·on·stra·tion \ˌde-mən-ˈstrā-shən\

Definition of DEMONSTRATION for Kids

1
:  an outward expression (as a show of feelings) <a demonstration of affection>
2
:  an act or a means of showing <a cooking demonstration>
3
:  a showing or using of an article for sale to display its good points
4
:  a parade or a gathering to show public feeling
Medical Dictionary

demonstration

noun dem·on·stra·tion \ˌdem-ən-ˈstrā-shən\

Medical Definition of DEMONSTRATION

:  an act, process, or means of demonstrating to the intelligence; especially :  a proof by experiment <a demonstration of the neutralization of an acid by a base>

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