What does demonstration mean?

Definitions for demonstration
ˌdɛm ənˈstreɪ ʃəndemon·stra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presentation, presentment, demonstrationnoun

    a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

    "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"

  2. demonstrationnoun

    a show of military force or preparedness

    "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"

  3. demonstration, manifestationnoun

    a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)

    "there were violent demonstrations against the war"

  4. demonstration, monstrancenoun

    proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion

  5. demonstration, demonoun

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Demonstrationnoun

    a public gathering of people to express some sentiment or feelings by explicit means, such as picketing, parading, carrying signs or shouting, usually in favor of or opposed to some action of government or of a business.

  2. Demonstrationnoun

    the act of showing how a certain device, machine or product operates, or how a procedure is performed; -- usually done for the purpose of inducing prospective customers to buy a product; as, a demonstration of the simple operation of a microwave oven.

  3. Demonstrationnoun

    An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show. See also sense 7 for a more specific related meaning.

Wiktionary

  1. demonstrationnoun

    The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something.

  2. demonstrationnoun

    An event at which something will be demonstrated.

    I have to give a demonstration to the class tomorrow, and I'm ill-prepared.

  3. demonstrationnoun

    A public display of group opinion.

  4. demonstrationnoun

    A show of military force.

  5. demonstrationnoun

    A mathematical proof.

  6. Etymology: From demonstrationem (from verb demonstrare, "show" or "explain", from prefix de-, "of" or "concerning", + verb monstrare, "show").

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Demonstrationnoun

    Etymology: demonstratio, Latin.

    What appeareth to be true by strong and invincible demonstration, such as wherein it is not by any way possible to be deceived, thereunto the mind doth necessarily assent. Richard Hooker.

    Where the agreement or disagreement of any thing is plainly and clearly perceived, it is called demonstration. John Locke.

    Which way soever we turn ourselves, we are encountered with clear evidences and sensible demonstrations of a Deity. John Tillotson.

ChatGPT

  1. demonstration

    A demonstration typically refers to the act of showing or illustrating something in order to make it clear and understandable to others. It may involve presenting evidence, performing a task, or explaining a concept to provide evidence, support, or practical understanding of a particular idea or principle. Demonstrations can take various forms such as visual displays, hands-on activities, experiments, simulations, or presentations, depending on the context and purpose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demonstrationnoun

    the act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason

  2. Demonstrationnoun

    an expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show

  3. Demonstrationnoun

    the exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation

  4. Demonstrationnoun

    (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack

  5. Demonstrationnoun

    the act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself

  6. Demonstrationnoun

    a course of reasoning showing that a certain result is a necessary consequence of assumed premises; -- these premises being definitions, axioms, and previously established propositions

  7. Etymology: [L. demonstratio: cf. F. dmonstration.]

Wikidata

  1. Demonstration

    A demonstration or street protest is action by a mass group or collection of groups of people in favor of a political or other cause; it normally consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers. Historian Eric Hobsbawm says, "Next to sex, the activity combining bodily experience and intense emotion to the highest degree is the participation in a mass demonstration at a time of great public exaltation. Unlike sex, which is essentially individual, it is by its nature collective...and it can be prolonged for hours....It implies some physical action--marching, chanting slogans, singing — through which the merger of the individual in the mass, which is the essence of the collective experience, finds expression.' Actions such as blockades and sit-ins may also be referred to as demonstrations. Demonstrations can be nonviolent or violent, or can begin as nonviolent and turn violent dependent on circumstances. Sometimes riot police or other forms of law enforcement become involved. In some cases this may be in order to try to prevent the protest from taking place at all. In other cases it may be to prevent clashes between rival groups, or to prevent a demonstration from spreading and turning into a riot.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. demonstration

    1. An attack or show of force on a front where a decision is not sought, made with the aim of deceiving the enemy. See also amphibious demonstration; diversion; diversionary attack. 2. In military deception, a show of force in an area where a decision is not sought that is made to deceive an adversary. It is similar to a feint but no actual contact with the adversary is intended.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. demonstration

    In military operations, is an apparent movement, the chief object of which is to deceive the enemy, and induce him to divide his force, as if to meet dangers from various quarters. When thus divided and weakened, he may be attacked with greater chance of success.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demonstration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4765

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'demonstration' in Nouns Frequency: #1311

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demonstration in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demonstration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of demonstration in a Sentence

  1. Aid Society of Ottawa:

    If parents and children are separated following police efforts in ending the demonstration in the downtown core, CASO will work to reunite families as soon as possible.

  2. Mickey Atkins:

    Through the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration, Texas is also committed to allowing individuals to relocate from institutional settings, such as nursing homes and intermediate care facilities for an individual with an intellectual disability or related conditions (ICF/IID), into the community without first registering on an interest list.

  3. Marek Jezowski:

    It was clearly a defiant, but civil demonstration.

  4. Joshua Coleman:

    That reality may short out their capacity to appropriately weigh that desire against the risk of contagion. In addition, Contemporary Families're used to associating contagious diseases with the demonstration of obvious symptoms or distress. So the absence of those may also cause people to ignore the very real dangers of potential infection.

  5. Missile Defense Agency:

    The successful demonstration of THAAD against an IRBM-range missile threat bolsters the country's defensive capability against developing missile threats in North Korea and other countries.

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