1. [ noun ] (horse racing) a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
Synonyms: presentation presentment

"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)
Synonyms: manifestation

"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
Synonyms: logical_proof
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
Synonyms: monstrance
Related terms: proof
6. [ noun ] a visual presentation showing how something works
Synonyms: demo

"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
Similar spelling:   demonstrative