|1.||[ noun ] (horse racing) a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view|
"the presentation of new data" "he gave the customer a demonstration"
|Related terms:||show performance exhibition exposure lecture_demonstration counterdemonstration show stage|
|2.||[ noun ] (military,horse racing) a show of military force or preparedness|
"he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
|Related terms:||show military|
|3.||[ noun ] (politics) a public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)|
"there were violent demonstrations against the war"
|Related terms:||protest protest_march sit-in boston_tea_party work-in politics|
|4.||[ noun ] (mathematics,logic) proof of a logical theorem|
|Related terms:||proof reductio_ad_absurdum|
|5.||[ noun ] (mathematics,logic) proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion|
|6.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||visual_communication expression display exemplification show|