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demonstration

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

Simple Definition of demonstration

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of demonstration

  1. 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. 2 :  an outward expression or display

  3. 3 :  a show of armed force

  4. 4 :  a public display of group feelings toward a person or cause

demonstrational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of demonstration in a sentence

  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.



14th Century

First Known Use of demonstration

14th century

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DEMONSTRATION Defined for Kids

demonstration

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

Definition of demonstration for Students

  1. 1 :  an outward expression (as a show of feelings) <a demonstration of affection>

  2. 2 :  an act or a means of showing <a cooking demonstration>

  3. 3 :  a showing or using of an article for sale to display its good points

  4. 4 :  a parade or a gathering to show public feeling




Medical Dictionary

demonstration

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

Medical Definition of demonstration

  1. :  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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