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Noun: demonstration  ,de-mun'strey-shun
  1. A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    "he gave the customer a demonstration";
    - presentation, presentment
     
  2. (military) 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), esp. an organized march protesting about something
    "there were violent demonstrations against the war";
    - manifestation, demo [Brit]
     
  4. Proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
    - monstrance [archaic]
     
  5. A visual presentation showing how something works
    "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response";
    - demo

Derived forms: demonstrations

Type of: dissent, objection, proof, protest, show, visual communication

Encyclopedia: Demonstration