[ dem-uhn-strey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛm ənˈstreɪ ʃən /
the act or circumstance of proving or being proved conclusively, as by reasoning or a show of evidence: a belief incapable of demonstration.
something serving as proof or supporting evidence: They sent a check as a demonstration of their concern.
a description or explanation, as of a process, illustrated by examples, specimens, or the like: a demonstration of methods of refining ore.
the act of exhibiting the operation or use of a device, machine, process, product, or the like, as to a prospective buyer.
an exhibition, as of feeling; display; manifestation: His demonstration of affection was embarrassing.
a public exhibition of the attitude of a group of persons toward a controversial issue, or other matter, made by picketing, parading, etc.
a show of military force or of offensive operations made to deceive an enemy.
Mathematics. a logical presentation of the way in which given assumptions imply a certain result; proof.
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Origin of demonstration
OTHER WORDS FROM demonstration
dem·on·stra·tion·al, adjectivedem·on·stra·tion·ist, nouncoun·ter·dem·on·stra·tion, nounpre·dem·on·stra·tion, noun
re·dem·on·stra·tion, nounsub·dem·on·stra·tion, nounsu·per·dem·on·stra·tion, nounun·dem·on·stra·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for demonstration
/ (ˌdɛmənˈstreɪʃən) /
the act of demonstrating
proof or evidence leading to proof
an explanation, display, illustration, or experiment showing how something works
a manifestation of grievances, support, or protest by public rallies, parades, etc
a manifestation of emotion
a show of military force or preparedness
maths a logical presentation of the assumptions and equations used in solving a problem or proving a theorem
Derived forms of demonstrationdemonstrational, adjectivedemonstrationist, noun
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