Definition of demonstration
1 : an act, process, or means of demonstrating to the intelligence a demonstration of how to prune a tree: such asa (1) : conclusive evidence : proof a demonstration of her guilt (2) mathematics : derivation 5b : a showing of the merits of a product or service to a prospective consumer a vacuum cleaner demonstration
2 : an outward expression or display a demonstration of compassion
3 : a show of armed force
4 : a public display of group feelings toward a person or cause peaceful demonstrations against the government anti-war demonstrations
demonstrationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of demonstration in a Sentence
I went to a sculpture demonstration last weekend.
One of the instructors gave a demonstration of how to prune a tree.
Would you mind giving us a demonstration so that we can see how the machine works?
He brought along a copy of the software for demonstration.
Students took part in several nonviolent demonstrations against the government.
The latest tests are a clear demonstration that the vaccine works.
Many people sent cards and flowers in demonstration of their sympathy.
Recent Examples of demonstration from the Web
But there is a revolution and a revelation lurking in these childlike elements—a demonstration that the immaterial stuff of time can be evoked through the most material of forms.
The shooting sparked protests in Albuquerque, including one demonstration that forced authorities to use tear gas and another where protesters shut down a city council meeting.
The July 2016 shooting set off heated demonstrations that continued for weeks.
This time, the demonstrations occurred across the country, and drew the participation of all the country’s major cities (the protests of five years ago were confined largely to Moscow and St. Petersburg).
To mark the 90th anniversary of the demonstration, Huntsville Fire & Rescue recreated the event by parking the pumper engine at the same intersection of Jefferson St. and Clinton Ave.
At least 77 people have been killed in three months of near-daily anti-government demonstrations that typically end with authorities launching tear gas and firing rubber bullets at protesters.
Lectures, vendors, cooking demonstrations and tips for mango lovers.
There is a demonstration that the queer community and women can be offended, hurt, and insulted as a flailing party tries to keep its grip on power.
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DEMONSTRATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of demonstration for English Language Learners
: 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
DEMONSTRATION Defined for Kids
Definition of demonstration for Students
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
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