Definitions of demonstration

  1. a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A pointing out: proof beyond doubt: expression of the feelings by outward signs: show: a feigned movement of troops in war. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Certain proof; exhibition of feeling or intention; show. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A process of reasoning that leads to an absolutely certain conclusion, as in mathematics. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A pointing out; manifestation; exhibition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of demonstrating; indubitable evidence or proof; exhibition; a series of syllogisms, all whose premises are either definitions, self-evident truths, or propositions already established; display; the exhibition of parts dissected; a movement of troops with a view to deceive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The highest degree of evidence; certain proof to establish a fact or proposition beyond the possibility of doubt; an exhibition of the dissected parts of a body; a real or feigned movement of troops against the enemy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for demonstration

  1. Not till this demonstration had been accomplished to my own satisfaction did I take up the narrative and discussion of warfare, land and sea. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  2. Certainly this demonstration justified the statement made a few years before by another English traveler. – The Age of Big Business Volume 39 in The Chronicles of America Series by Burton J. Hendrick