Origin of demonstration
Examples from the Web for demonstration
The reviews in themselves constitute a demonstration of why the regime restricts the Internet.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel|Michael Daly|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Sarah and her sister and mother headed for the warmth of home, the demonstration continued.
Not that the demonstration had anything to do with this couple, whom Sarah seems to see as a fairy tale come to life.
The grapevine and the international media were alight with the buzz of the student killed by the police during the demonstration.
Or perhaps next September is too long to wait for a demonstration of appreciation that is already overdue.It’s Time for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans to Get a Parade of Their Own|Michael Daly|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This caused him to keep very close to the house, as he was not fond of demonstration.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
It began to happen quite frequently after he was arrested there in connection with some demonstration and handing out of leaflets.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
A demonstration is given in this instance of the interaction between a given genotypic constitution and a special environment.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila|Thomas Hunt Morgan
"It's not entirely a question of demonstration, Mr. Ellerbee," said Baker.The Great Gray Plague|Raymond F. Jones
This conclusion becomes almost a demonstration in the case of the ants and bees.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for demonstration
Word Origin and History for demonstration
late 14c., "proof that something is true," from Old French demonstration or directly from Latin demonstrationem (nominative demonstratio), noun of action from past participle stem of demonstrare "to point out, indicate, demonstrate," figuratively, "to prove, establish," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + monstrare "to point out, show," from monstrum "divine omen, wonder" (see monster). Meaning "public show of feeling," usually with a mass meeting and a procession, is from 1839. Related: Demonstrational.