demonstration Definition

  • 1the action or process of showing the existence or truth of something by giving proof or evidence
  • 2a public meeting or march protesting against something or expressing views on a political issue

Using demonstration: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "demonstration" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The experiment was conducted as a demonstration of the theory.

  • Example

    The students organized a demonstration against the new policy.

  • Example

    The police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

  • Example

    The company gave a demonstration of its new product.

demonstration Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using demonstration

  • to show someone how to do something or how something works


    The instructor gave us a demonstration of how to use the equipment.

  • to show or prove something


    The study makes a demonstration of the effectiveness of the new treatment.

  • being tested or shown in a public setting


    The new car model is currently under demonstration at the auto show.

Phrases with demonstration

  • the phenomenon where changes in behavior or attitudes in one place or group influence those in another


    The success of the program in one school had a demonstration effect on other schools in the district.

  • a small-scale experiment or pilot project designed to demonstrate the feasibility or effectiveness of a larger project


    The city launched a demonstration project to test the viability of bike-sharing programs.

  • a public gathering or march that is intended to express a political view or protest, but which is conducted without violence or aggression


    The organizers of the protest emphasized the importance of a peaceful demonstration.

Origins of demonstration

from Latin 'demonstratio', meaning 'pointing out'


Summary: demonstration in Brief

The term 'demonstration' [ˌdɛmənˈstreɪʃən] refers to the act of proving or showing the existence or truth of something, often through evidence or proof. It can also refer to a public gathering or march to express political views or protest, such as 'The students organized a demonstration against the new policy.' The term extends into phrases like 'give someone a demonstration,' and idioms like 'make a demonstration,' denoting the act of showing or proving something.

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