Definition of Demonstration

1. Noun. A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view. "He gave the customer a demonstration"

Exact synonyms: Presentation, Presentment
Generic synonyms: Show
Specialized synonyms: Exhibition, Exposure, Performance, Lecture Demonstration, Counterdemonstration
Derivative terms: Demonstrate, Present, Present, Present, Present

2. Noun. A show of military force or preparedness. "He confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
Generic synonyms: Show
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

3. Noun. A public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature). "There were violent demonstrations against the war"
Exact synonyms: Manifestation
Generic synonyms: Dissent, Objection, Protest
Specialized synonyms: Boston Tea Party
Specialized synonyms: Work-in, Protest March
Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics
Derivative terms: Demonstrate

4. Noun. Proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion.
Exact synonyms: Monstrance
Generic synonyms: Proof

5. Noun. A visual presentation showing how something works. "The lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
Exact synonyms: Demo
Generic synonyms: Visual Communication
Specialized synonyms: Display, Show, Expression, Manifestation, Reflection, Reflexion, Exemplification, Illustration
Derivative terms: Demo, Demonstrate

Definition of Demonstration

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

Definition of Demonstration

1. Noun. The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something. ¹

2. Noun. An event at which something will be demonstrated. ¹

3. Noun. A public display of group opinion. ¹

4. Noun. A show of military force. ¹

5. Noun. A mathematical proof. ¹

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Definition of Demonstration

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Medical Definition of Demonstration

1. 1. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason. "Those intervening ideas which serve to show the agreement of any two others are called "proofs;" and where agreement or disagreement is by this means plainly and clearly perceived, it is called demonstration." (Locke) 2. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show. "Did your letters pierce the queen to any demonstration of grief?" (Shak) "Loyal demonstrations toward the prince." (Prescott) 3. The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation. 4. (Mil) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack. 5. The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself. 6. 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. Direct, or Positive, demonstration, one in which the correct conclusion is the immediate sequence of reasoning from axiomatic or established premises; opposed to Indirect, or Negative, demonstration (called also reductio ad absurdum), in which the correct conclusion is an inference from the demonstration that any other hypothesis must be incorrect. Origin: L. Demonstratio: cf. F. Demonstration. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Demonstration

demonstration (current term)
demonstration ophthalmoscope
demonstrative adjective
demonstrative adjectives
demonstrative determiner
demonstrative determiners
demonstrative of(p)
demonstrative pronoun
demonstrative pronouns

Literary usage of Demonstration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"Surgical clinic, operative treatment of hernia, demonstration of fascia transplantation. ... JA MacMillan; anatomical demonstration by Professor Whitnall. ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"AN EXPERIMENTAL demonstration OF THE BINAURAL RATIO AS A FACTOR IN ... TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Historical Experimental 271 A. The demonstration of the ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1909)
"E. Bremner, of the State Horticultural Commissioner's office, will now read a paper entitled "Humors of the demonstration Train. ..."

4. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1896)
"In demonstration of the Spirit."—I CORINTHIANS ii. 4. To every clear and sincere mind a demonstration is a most welcome thing. The moment which brings it is ..."

5. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1921)
"MY FOUR YEARS IN JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI, AS HOME demonstration AGENT Why do people think it ... The home demonstration agent was called upon for plans and ..."

6. An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke (1836)
"That morality is capable of demonstration, as well as mathematics." For the ideas that ethics are conversant about, being all real essences, ..."

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