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demonstration

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French demonstration, from Latin demonstrationem, from demonstrare (show or explain), from de- (of or concerning) + monstrare (show).

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NounEdit

demonstration (plural demonstrations)

  1. The act of demonstrating; showing or explaining something.
  2. An event at which something will be demonstrated.
    I have to give a demonstration to the class tomorrow, and I'm ill-prepared.
  3. A public display of group opinion.
  4. A show of military force.
  5. A mathematical proof.
    • a. 1697, John Aubrey, Brief Lives, s.v. Thomas Hobbes:
      He read the proposition. [] So he reads the demonstration of it, which referred him back to such a proposition,; which proposition he read.

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NounEdit

demonstration c (singular definite demonstrationen, plural indefinite demonstrationer)

  1. demonstration

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