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English noun: demonstration

1. demonstration (act) a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view


SamplesThe presentation of new data.
He gave the customer a demonstration.


Synonymspresentation, presentment


Broader (hypernym)show


Narrower (hyponym)counterdemonstration, exhibition, exposure, lecture demonstration, performance

2. demonstration (act) a show of military force or preparedness


SamplesHe confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations.


Broader (hypernym)show


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. demonstration (act) a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)


SamplesThere were violent demonstrations against the war.


Synonymsmanifestation


Broader (hypernym)dissent, objection, protest


Narrower (hyponym)protest march, work-in


Instance hyponymBoston Tea Party


Domain categorygovernment, political science, politics

4. demonstration (communication) proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion


Synonymsmonstrance


Broader (hypernym)proof

5. demonstration (communication) a visual presentation showing how something works


SamplesThe lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations.
The lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response.


Synonymsdemo


Broader (hypernym)visual communication


Narrower (hyponym)display, exemplification, expression, illustration, manifestation, reflection, reflexion, show









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