Definition of demonstration
- a vacuum cleaner demonstration
- a demonstration of compassion
- peaceful demonstrations against the government
- anti-war demonstrations
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
See words that rhyme with demonstration Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for demonstration Spanish Central: Translation of demonstration Nglish: Translation of demonstration for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of demonstration for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about demonstration
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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