Definitions for DEMOˈdɛm oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dem•oˈdɛm oʊ(n.)(pl.)dem•os.

  1. a compact disc, phonograph record, or tape recording of a new song or unknown performer or group, distributed for demonstration purposes.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. Category: Informal

    Ref: demonstration (defs. 4, 6). 4 6

  3. Category: Informal

    Ref: demonstrator (def. 5). 5

Origin of demo:

1935–40; by shortening; see -o

demo-

  1. a combining form meaning “people, population”:

    demography.

    Category: Affix

Origin of demo-:

< Gk dēmo-, comb. form of dêmos

Princeton's WordNet

  1. demonstration, demo(verb)

    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"

  2. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate(verb)

    give an exhibition of to an interested audience

    "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. demo(noun)ˈdɛm oʊ

    a short example of sth to show what it is like

    a demo of the new video game; the band's new demo CD

Wiktionary

  1. demo(Noun)

    a brief demonstration or visual explanation

  2. demo(Noun)

    a recording of a song meant to demonstrate its overall sound for the purpose of getting it published or recorded more fully

    After hearing the demo the record label approved funding to record the song with a full band.

  3. demo(Noun)

    an example of a product used for demonstration and then sold at a discount

  4. demo(Noun)

    a march or gathering to make a political protest

  5. demo(Noun)

    a non-interactive audiovisual computer program developed by enthusiasts to demonstrate the capabilities of the machine (see demoscene)

  6. demo(Noun)

    An edition of limited functionality to give the user an example of how the program works.

  7. demo(Verb)

    To record a demo version of a song, usually not intended for commercial release.

    The band demoed thirty songs. Their manager thought that ten of the songs would make a good record.

Freebase

  1. DEMO

    DEMO is a proposed nuclear fusion power plant that is intended to build upon the expected success of the ITER experimental nuclear fusion reactor. The objectives of DEMO are usually understood to lie somewhere between those of ITER and a "first of a kind" commercial station. While there is no clear international consensus on exact parameters or scope, the following parameters are often used as a baseline for design studies: Whereas ITER's goal is to produce 500 megawatts of fusion power for at least 500 seconds, the goal of DEMO will be to produce at least four times that much fusion power on a continual basis. Moreover, while ITER's goal is to produce 10 times as much power as is required for breakeven, DEMO's goal is to produce 25 times as much power. DEMO's 2 to 4 gigawatts of thermal output will be on the scale of a modern electric power plant. Also notably, DEMO is intended to be the first fusion reactor to generate electrical power. Earlier experiments, such as ITER, merely dissipate the thermal power they produce into the atmosphere as steam. To achieve its goals, DEMO must have linear dimensions about 15% larger than ITER and a plasma density about 30% greater than ITER. As a prototype commercial fusion reactor DEMO could make fusion energy available by 2033. Subsequent commercial fusion reactors could be built for nearly a quarter of the cost of DEMO if things go according to plan.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. demo

    [short for ‘demonstration’] 1. v. To demonstrate a product or prototype. A far more effective way of inducing bugs to manifest than any number of test runs, especially when important people are watching. 2. n. The act of demoing. “I've gotta give a demo of the drool-proof interface; how does it work again?” 3. n. Esp. as demo version, can refer either to an early, barely-functional version of a program which can be used for demonstration purposes as long as the operator uses exactly the right commands and skirts its numerous bugs, deficiencies, and unimplemented portions, or to a special version of a program (frequently with some features crippled) which is distributed at little or no cost to the user for enticement purposes. 4. [demoscene] A sequence of demoeffects (usually) combined with self-composed music and hand-drawn (“pixelated”) graphics. These days (1997) usually built to attend a compo. Often called eurodemos outside Europe, as most of the demoscene activity seems to have gathered in northern Europe and especially Scandinavia. See also intro, dentro.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

demo(noun)

(usually) a recording sent to radio stations or producers to show the ability of a musician, singer etc or an example of a computer program etc meant to promote sales.

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