HyperDic: demonstration

English > 5 senses of the word demonstration:
NOUNactdemonstration, presentation, presentmenta show or display
actdemonstrationa show of military force or preparedness
actdemonstration, manifestationa public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature)
communicationdemonstration, monstranceproof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
communicationdemonstration, demoa visual presentation showing how something works
demonstration > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.mahnstrey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > demonstration: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view.
Example "he gave the customer a demonstration"
Synonymspresentation, presentment
NarrowercounterdemonstrationA demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration
exhibitionThe act of exhibiting
exposurepresentation to view in an open or public manner
lecture demonstrationpresentation of an example of what the lecturer / lecturer is discoursing / discoursing about
performanceThe act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
BroadershowThe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Spanishdemonstración, demostración, entrega, presentación
Catalandemostració, presentació
Verbsdemonstrategive an exhibition of to an interested audience
English > demonstration: 5 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA show of military force or preparedness.
Example"he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
BroadershowThe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Spanishdemostración
English > demonstration: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA public display of group feelings (usually of a political nature).
Example"there were violent demonstrations against the war"
Synonymmanifestation
Categorypolitics, political science, governmentThe study of government of states and other political units
InstancesBoston Tea Partydemonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped / dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor
Narrowerprotest marchOccasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
work-inOccasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory
Broaderprotest, objection, dissentThe act of protesting
Spanishmanifestación
Catalanmanifestació
Verbsdemonstratemarch in protest
English > demonstration: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaningproof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion.
Synonymmonstrance
BroaderproofA formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
English > demonstration: 5 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA visual presentation showing how something works.
Examples
  • "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"
  • "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
Synonymdemo
Narrowerdisplay, showSomething intended to communicate a particular impression
exemplification, illustrationshowing by example
expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexionexpression without words
Broadervisual communicationcommunication that relies on vision
Spanishdemo, demostración
Catalandemo, demostració
Verbsdemonstrategive an exhibition of to an interested audience

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