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Definitions of demonstration

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. a show of military force or preparedness; "he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature); "there were violent demonstrations against the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. (Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. The act of showing or proving;. Proof ; manifestation; outward expression of feeling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 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.
  14. Certain proof; exhibition of feeling or intention; show. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. 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.
  16. A pointing out; manifestation; exhibition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  20. Outward exhibition of feeling &c.; logical proving, clear proof, (to d., conclusively); thing serving as proof; exhibition& explanation of specimens or experiments as way of teaching; show of military force to intimidate, to mask other operations, or in peace to show readiness for war; exhibition of opinion on political or other question, esp. public meeting or procession, whence demonstrationist n. Hence demonstrational a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. n. Act of showing, or making clear; exhibition or establishment of truth; proving by evidence;—conclusive proof; proof beyond doubt;—exhibition and description of an anatomical subject;—display of the feelings; show; pretence;—an exhibition of force, or movement of troops as if to attack;—a public ceremony in favour of a cause or party. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. The highest degree of deducible or argumental evidence; indubitable evidence of the senses or reason. Complete Dictionary
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