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Definition of 'demonstration'


  1. a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
       Synonyms: presentation presentment
  2. a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
  3. a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war"
       Synonyms: manifestation
  4. proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
       Synonyms: monstrance
  5. a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
       Synonyms: demo

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