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"
  2. a show of military force or preparedness; " he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
  3. proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
  4. The act of demonstrating; an exhibition; proof; especially, proof beyond the possibility of doubt; indubitable evidence, to the senses or reason.
  5. An expression, as of the feelings, by outward signs; a manifestation; a show.
  6. The exhibition and explanation of a dissection or other anatomical preparation.
  7. ( Mil.) a decisive exhibition of force, or a movement indicating an attack.
  8. The act of proving by the syllogistic process, or the proof itself.
  9. 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.
  10. A pointing out: proof beyond doubt: expression of the feelings by outward signs: show: a feigned movement of troops in war.
  11. Certain proof; exhibition of feeling or intention; show.
  12. A process of reasoning that leads to an absolutely certain conclusion, as in mathematics.
  13. A pointing out; manifestation; exhibition.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. I got a willer on my saddle and it won't cost nothin' for a demonstration. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  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. Of course, Mr. Stillman's solution of the whole matter must not be regarded as an absolutely scientific demonstration. – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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