demonstration

A demonstration is a show, or display. If you are against war, you might go to an anti-war demonstration in front of the White House. You might need to see a demonstration of napkin folding before you take a job as a waitress.

Dressing well for a job interview and showing up on time is considered a demonstration of your seriousness about the job. Crying is a demonstration of your feelings. If you sell website design you can make a demonstration site, or demo, so clients can see what they would get if they hired you.

Definitions of demonstration
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n a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

“he gave the customer a demonstration
Synonyms:
presentation, presentment
Types:
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exhibition
the act of exhibiting
exposure
presentation to view in an open or public manner
performance
the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
lecture demonstration
presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about
counterdemonstration
a demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration
dramatic performance, dramatic production
the act of performing a drama
encore
an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
extemporisation, extemporization, improvisation
a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
juggle, juggling
throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
conjuration, conjuring trick, deception, illusion, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, thaumaturgy, trick
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
musical performance
the act of performing music
one-night stand
a performance in one place on one night only
interpretation, rendering, rendition
the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
last hurrah, swan song
a final performance or effort (especially before retirement)
debunking, repudiation
the exposure of falseness or pretensions
production
(law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law
rodeo
an exhibition of cowboy skills
program, programme
a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation
Type of:
show
the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

n 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”
Synonyms:
demo
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display, show
something intended to communicate a particular impression
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
expression without words
exemplification, illustration
showing by example
lamentation, mourning
the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
big stick
a display of force or power
gaudery, pomp
cheap or pretentious or vain display
act
a manifestation of insincerity
blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst
an unrestrained expression of emotion
Type of:
visual communication
communication that relies on vision

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

“there were violent demonstrations against the war”
Synonyms:
manifestation
Examples:
Boston Tea Party
demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
Types:
work-in
occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory
protest march
occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
peace march
a protest march against (a particular) war and in favor of peace
Type of:
dissent, objection, protest
the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

n a show of military force or preparedness

“he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations
Type of:
show
the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

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

Synonyms:
monstrance
Type of:
proof
a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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