Definition of "demonstration" [dem•on•stra•tion]

  • The act of showing or making evident. (noun)
  • Conclusive evidence; proof. (noun)
  • An illustration or explanation, as of a theory or product, by exemplification or practical application. (noun)
  • A manifestation, as of one's feelings. (noun)
  • A public display of group opinion, as by a rally or march: peace demonstrations. (noun)

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Use "demonstration" in a sentence
  • "But he is no mystical obscurantist nor does he privilege spiritual intuition above demonstration; rather he argues for their complementarity since ˜demonstration does not conflict with inner disclosure.™"
  • "This demonstration is a unique opportunity for the Latino community to raise our voice and concerns."
  • "No, the demonstration is against your understanding, not mine."