What does demonstration mean?

Definitions for demonstration
ˌdɛm ənˈstreɪ ʃəndemon·stra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presentation, presentment, demonstration(noun)

    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. demonstration(noun)

    a show of military force or preparedness

    "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"

  3. demonstration, manifestation(noun)

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

    "there were violent demonstrations against the war"

  4. demonstration, monstrance(noun)

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

  5. demonstration, demo(noun)

    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. Demonstration(n.)

    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.

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

  2. Demonstration(n.)

    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.

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

  3. Demonstration(n.)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. demonstration(Noun)

    The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something.

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

  2. demonstration(Noun)

    An event at which something will be demonstrated.

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

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

  3. demonstration(Noun)

    A public display of group opinion.

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

  4. demonstration(Noun)

    A show of military force.

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

  5. demonstration(Noun)

    A mathematical proof.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demonstration(noun)

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

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

  2. Demonstration(noun)

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

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

  3. Demonstration(noun)

    the exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation

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

  4. Demonstration(noun)

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

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

  5. Demonstration(noun)

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

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

  6. Demonstration(noun)

    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

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

Freebase

  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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How to say demonstration in sign language?

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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. Jose Bodas:

    This is a demonstration of the insecurity we face, which is also present in the oil fields and undoubtedly impacted production.

  2. Nika Gagnidze:

    It was not an operation aimed at the detention of drug-dealers. It was just demonstration of force.

  3. Sarah Wootton:

    I would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the Brompton Cocktail some helpful medic could supply. And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with death. sir Terry was fond of saying, 'It's time we learned to be as good at dying as we are at living' and his brave approach to confronting issues of death, including his own, was a heartfelt demonstration of dignity.

  4. 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.

  5. Kenneth Hansen:

    The New Horizons spacecraft is truly a mission of firsts, and this demonstration of stellar parallax is no different the New Horizons spacecraft continues to speed away from Earth toward interstellar space and is continuing to return exciting new data for planetary science.

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