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"
  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"
  3. a show of military force or preparedness; " he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
  4. a public display of group feelings ( usually of a political nature); " there were violent demonstrations against the war"
  5. proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
  6. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.
  7. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.
  8. The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.
  9. ( Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.
  10. The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.
  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.
  12. The act of showing or proving;. Proof ; manifestation; outward expression of feeling.
  13. A pointing out: proof beyond doubt: expression of the feelings by outward signs: show: a feigned movement of troops in war.
  14. Certain proof; exhibition of feeling or intention; show.
  15. A process of reasoning that leads to an absolutely certain conclusion, as in mathematics.
  16. A pointing out; manifestation; exhibition.
  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.
  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.

Usage examples for demonstration

  1. No- but you have no demonstration of the contrary. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. Moor, from whom she would sooner have expected such demonstration grew stormy first, then stern, as she once believed his friend would have done. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  3. The sergeant found that there was space enough between the hill and the end of the breastworks for him to charge the regiment on the flank, and at least make a demonstration in that quarter. – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  4. Of the beauties of such a system as the last the country later on received practical demonstration – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  5. He, therefore, addressed them in an open letter calling on them not to make any demonstration and they did not. – The Russian Revolution; The Jugo-Slav Movement by Alexander Petrunkevitch, Samuel Northrup Harper, Frank Alfred Golder, Robert Joseph Kerner
  6. Grimcke, Ashman and Long had read aright the meaning of the amazing demonstration and calmly awaited the issue. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  7. With a little demonstration of pleasure she accepted, and we entered and took our places at a small round table in the shadow of the pay- desk. – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  8. I got a willer on my saddle and it won't cost nothin' for a demonstration – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  9. 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
  10. Mrs. Wix met this challenge first with silence, then with a demonstration the most extraordinary, the most unexpected. – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  11. But to Mr. George's own mind his explanation of the appearance that troubled him really constitutes the demonstration of it; at any rate, he offers no other. – Contemporary Socialism by John Rae
  12. He would not give a false look to their friendship by any such demonstration – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. It was well received, but the feeling was too tense and serious for noisy demonstration – The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry by Samuel H. Fletcher
  14. He made a motion as if to take her hands, but lifting them away quietly she said: " You forget that there are others present, as well as the fact that we can talk better without demonstration – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  15. It must be a surprise to most people, after the demonstration of the power of the will in the preceding chapter, that so many fail to make use of it. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  16. 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
  17. That was his way: to all- but- prove a thing- to take it up to the very threshold of demonstration and then apparently suddenly to lose interest in it. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  18. At present it needs only be said, that whether a Proprium follows by demonstration or by causation, it follows necessarily; that is to say, it cannot but follow, consistently with some law which we regard as a part of the constitution either of our thinking faculty or of the universe. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  19. Of course, Mr. Stillman's solution of the whole matter must not be regarded as an absolutely scientific demonstration – Reviews by Oscar Wilde