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demo

noun \ ˈde-(ˌ)mō \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of demo

plural demos
1 capitalized : democrat 2
2 a : demonstration 1b
b British : demonstration 4
3 a : demonstrator a
b : a recording intended to show off a song or performer to a record producer
c : an example of a product that is not yet ready to be sold
  • a demo version of the software
4 : demographic 2

Examples of demo in a Sentence

  1. She will be showing a demo of the company's new alarm system.

  2. a demo version of the software

  3. I saw a demo on how to use the computer program.

  4. The salesman gave us a demo of the vacuum cleaner, and it seemed to work very well.

  5. They sent the demo to several record companies.

  6. She cut a demo last week.

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First Known Use of demo

1793


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demo

verb

Definition of demo

demoed also demo'd; demoing also demo'ing; demos
transitive verb
1 : to give a demonstration of (something, such as a product or procedure) : to show how (something) works, is prepared, or is done
  • The chef demoed everything. His first demo was peeling a carrot.
  • —Michael Ruhlman
  • One dealer didn't even have demonstration software; the only thing he could demo was the power light.
  • Video Magazine
2 : demolish
  • My mom put little masks on me and my brother, gave us goggles and crowbars, and we demo'd the walls.
  • —Matt Damon
  • Brick salvaged from a demoed fireplace and backyard path make up the new stoop and walkway.
  • —Natalie Rodriguez
3 : to create a demo (see 1demo 3b) recording of (a piece of music)
  • … spent three months rehearsing and demoing songs for their third album …
  • —David Fricke
4 : to use (something, such as a product) in order to test its quality or value : to try out (something)
  • The surest way to pick exactly the right ski for your needs is to first narrow your choices to a workable number … and then go out and demo three or four pairs to make your final selection.
  • —Bill Grout

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Origin and Etymology of demo

by shortening



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